Cinema, Also Showing Jan. 13, 1947

Humoresque (Warner), a glossy melodrama, follows poor, slum-raised John Garfield's struggle to become a celebrated violinist under the patronage of wealthy, neurotic Joan Crawford. Joan is already married, a dipsomaniac and somewhat older than her protégé. When she finally admits to herself that she is not really the right woman for Garfield (whose only true love, after all, is his music), she takes one last stiff drink and walks straight into the ocean.

Its fashionable blend of tear-drenched love, elegantly recorded music and big-name stars should make this movie a profitable investment for...

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