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In this adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel, John Garfield stars as a gifted musician who rises from the slums to the upper echelons of society, thanks to the patronage of wealthy, alcoholic Joan Crawford. Virtually ignored by her husband, Crawford adopts Garfield as her lover as well as her protégé.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"pot-boiler with Crawford chewing up the scenery; Garfield does his best to retain his dignity."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Now a days regarded as camp, Jean Negulesco's melodramatic exploration of desire features Joan Crawford at her limited best, but the music played by Isaac Stern and lush score by Franz Waxman offer pleasure, and so do Garfield, the decor and costumes."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"remembered largely for its sublime ability to make Garfield look like a virtuoso violinist"
‑ Christopher Null,
"A turgid affair with John Garfield having to choose either socialite Joan Crawford or his bow strings."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Crawford and Haller make it into a dreamy wallow in velvety masochism."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
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