Humoresque ★★★½ 1946
Ta lented but struggling young musician Paul Boray (Garfield) finds a patron in the mar ried, wealthy, and older Helen Wright (Crawford). His appreciation is not as ro mantic as she hoped. Stunning performance from Crawford, with excellent supporting cast (Levant supplies the witty comebacks), including a young Robert Blake as a young Paul. Fine music sequences (Isaac Stern dubbed the violin), and lush production values. 123m/B VHS, DVD . Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Chandler, Tom D'Andrea, Peggy Knudsen, Ruth Nelson, Craig Stevens, Paul Cavanagh, Richard Gaines, John Abbott, Robert (Bobby) Blake; D: Jean Negulesco; W: Clifford Odets, Zachary Gold; C: Ernest Haller; M: Franz Waxman.