Humoresque Poster

Release Date: July 31st, 1996

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Although Paul Boray (John Garfield) is a talented violinist, he comes from a poor, working-class background and doesn't have the connections needed to make it in the music world. Woman-about-town Helen Wright (Joan Crawford) does, though, and after seeing him perform, she takes him under his wing, opening doors he couldn't access before. Their relationship soon turns into a romantic one, but the destructive behavior of Helen may be too much for Paul to bear.

Cast: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Craig Stevens, Tom D'Andrea, Peggy Knudsen, Paul Cavanagh

Director: Jean Negulesco

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Emotional, Rise, 1940s, New York City, Melodramatic, Temptation, Forbidden love, Husband


Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)