Humoresque (1946)

Fannie Hurst's novel Humoresque is the lachrymose tale of a famed Jewish-American violinist who forgets all about his friends and family in his rise to fame. Screenwriters Clifford Odets and Zachary Gold refashioned this timeworn… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 1946
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

pot-boiler with Crawford chewing up the scenery; Garfield does his best to retain his dignity.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Christopher Null

remembered largely for its sublime ability to make Garfield look like a virtuoso violinist

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A turgid affair with John Garfield having to choose either socialite Joan Crawford or his bow strings.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Crawford and Haller make it into a dreamy wallow in velvety masochism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
Coincidentally enough, in 1946 both Bette Davis and Joan Crawford starred in mediocre melodramas set in the world of classical music. Davis's vehicle was… More
Mason Williams
Joan Crawford is in top form in another gem; Humoresque. This film is about a socialite (Crawford) whom falls in love with a musician (John Carfield). Many… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A well-done classic film. Joan Crawford is great as an unstable and empty rich wife, threatening the success of a talented violinist. The acting performances… More
Veronique Kwak
there is one saying about joan crawford "you could love her or hate her, but you just can't ignore her!" maybe "humoresque" could be… More
Nicki Marie
Goes on a little with the musical bits, (although some would probably see that as a positive thing). It also felt to me like this movie took a very long time to… More
jay nixon
great music wonderful cinematography and powerful movie star performances from the two leads