Start your 30-day free trial

£10.95 + £1.26 delivery
In stock. Sold by moo V man
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by mjs items
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: In very good condition.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£10.95
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: Planet Games And Gadgets
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Humoresque [1946]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Humoresque [1946]


Price: £10.95
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by moo V man.
8 new from £10.95 5 used from £4.93 1 collectible from £8.31

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Humoresque instantly from £2.49 with Amazon Instant Video

*Buy Any DVD or Blu-ray and Get £1 Off Amazon Instant Video
Enjoy £1 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Instant Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Tues, June 30, 2015. Learn more (terms and conditions apply).
£10.95 Only 1 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by moo V man.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Humoresque [1946] + The Damned Don't Cry [DVD] + Possessed
Price For All Three: £25.14

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish, Joan Chandler
  • Directors: Jean Negulesco
  • Producers: Jerry Wald
  • Format: PAL, Black & White, Full Screen, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KJR1EY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,745 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Plot Summery: Glamorous socialite Helen Wright (Joan Crawford) takes what she wants - clothes, alcohol, men - uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets brilliant young violinist Paul Boray (John Garfield). But this is one toy she can't break. Instead her love for Paul brings Helen to the breaking point. In this acclaimed and profound exploration of desire. Crawford makes Helen a rich, layered character, torn between selfless love and selfish impulses. Garfield matches her as the striven genius. Humoresque's production values extend to the musical interludes, dubbed by Isaac Stern. Garfield's dazzling technique is thanks to two real violinists hidden behind him - one to do the fingering and one the bow work. Bravo! ABOUT THE DVD: This is a release by WARNER HOME VIDEO for the UK market (Region 2 PAL format). The film is presented in BLACK & WHITE and in FULL SCREEN format and runs for a total of 119 minutes. AUDIO is the original ENGLISH language (with an ITALIAN dubbed option on the DVD too). SUBTITLES on the disc include ENGLISH, ARABIC, DUTCH, ITALIAN and FRENCH - SPECIAL FEATURES on the DVD are the film's original theatrical trailer and a new featurette "The Music of Humoresque".

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. G. Carroll on 27 July 2005
Format: DVD
At last, HUMORESQUE is on DVD in a fairly decent print! This film, made during the mid 1940s classical music craze that gripped Hollywood contemporaneous examples include A SONG TO REMEMBER, DECEPTION [with Bette Davis, actually shot on adjoining stages at Warners!], SONG OF LOVE and RHAPSODY IN BLUE) is one of the best and most elaborate. It is hard to imagine a film like this being made today, with huge tranches of classsical works taking up screen time and being rendered so wonderfully. Crawford is at her most maudlin and overacts sublimely. The real outstanding performance however is John Garfield who, in spite of looking like a hoodlum, convinces as a violin prodigy. The unintentionally funny lines (penned by Clifford Odets, no less, mining his play GOLDEN BOY into the bargain!) come thick and fast e.g. "Bad Manners! The infallible sign of genius" or "Martinis are an acquired taste...like Ravel!".
A grand Warner cast of stalwarts lends support and Franz Waxman adapts and arranges some marvellous music, played exquisitely by Isaac Stern. Oscar Levant contributes his usual laconic humour and also some terrific pianism. Once again, Ernest Haller works miracles with his extraordinary photography [check the anazing shot of Garfield through a Brandy glass at the party scene near the beginning - it took a day to light it]. Jean Negulesco directs with some flair, effortlessly conjuring up 1940s New York making you wish it was as hip and sophisticated today ~ and the final knockout sequence where Crawford walks into the sea (a la A STAR IS BORN) to the strains of Wagner's Liebestod in a superb arrangement for violin, piano & orchestra by Waxman, is so over the top, you can't help but love it. Superbly photographed and edited, it is almost orgasmic!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Dec. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is a superb melodrama about a young man, Paul Boray, from the wrong side of the tracks, who plays a mean violin, and the unhappily married society matron, Helen Wright, who becomes his patron and then his lover. John Garfield is well cast as Paul Boray, the ambitious violinist. Joan Crawford does a star turn as the glamorous and beautiful patron of the arts, who underwrites Boray's big break and ends up falling passionately in love with him. Theirs is a turbulent relationship. He is singularly devoted to his music, and she is an alcoholic, plagued by self-doubt. They are star crossed lovers whose romance is destined to end tragically.
The film has a magnificent musical score courtesy of violinist virtuoso Isaac Stern. Pianist Oscar Levant is a double threat in this movie, as he, too, does a star turn as Boray's best friend, acting as a comedic foil. He also dazzles on the ivories, playing away so that the viewer wonders why he, too, does not have some society dame underwriting a show for him, such is his talent. All in all, a well cast and well acted film. Fans of Joan Crawford and all those with an appreciation of classical music will especially enjoy this well made film.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. S. C. VINE VOICE on 5 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have been buying John Garfield movies off Amazon for a little while now, and every so often they introduce more titles from this often forgotten and greatly underrated Hollywood star and fine actor. In looking the other day for Garfield movies, this title 'Humoresque' popped up. I had not heard of this before even though I am a Garfield fan and decided to buy it to add to my growing collection.

Well, what can I say? The story is a classic American story of the little guy from the neighbourhood made good, which is quite typical of some of Garfield films mirroring his own real life. In some cases Garfield's movies were about the little guy from the neighbourhood made good, or in the case of 'Force of Evil' and 'He Ran All the Way' the little guy from the neighbourhood made bad. Anyway Humoresque is also a love story, basically unrequited love between two people from different walks of life, and at almost two hours the film explores all sorts of themes regarding love and unhappy marriages and so on. Garfield is the brilliant but erratic genius from the neighbourhood and Crawford is the high-society lady with a drink problem in an unhappy marriage. I won't give away the ending but if you like either John Garfield or Joan Crawford I think you will like this film a lot.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tallulah D on 15 July 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This really is a brilliant film with beautiful music and a romantic storyline which ends in tragedy. Joan Crawford's performance in this film is nothing short of genius.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By JANEITE on 21 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film is pure melodrama. Just the sort of role Joan Crawford relished.

Basic plot: bored, wealthy matron decides to patronize bad boy violinist from the wrong side of the tracks. Needy and demanding, she threatens to overwhelm his true love - his music. As his career escalates, so does her downward trajectory. She ends it.

John Garfield apes the style and technique of violinist Isaac Stern in a believeable way. And he is also believeable as the moody, driven love interest playing well off Crawford's neurotic rich bitch. It is she, however, who dominates the movie. In her scenes without Garfield she turns to her real life lover - the camera, and it loves her right back. Check out the scene where she sits alone in her box listening to the sublime violin of (Stern) Garfield. The ending, when she finds a resolution to the strains of Wagner's Liebestod, she and the camera convey all that the music demands - and more.

Wonderful, wonderful acting and the film a must for all fans of Crawford.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback