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~Humoresque~
1920
~Vera Gordon & Bobby Connelly~
~Plot Synopsis~
Mama Kantor (Vera Gordon) is overjoyed when her young son Leon (Bobby Connelly) exhibits a
great talent for playing the violin. After years of practicing, the adult Leon (Gaston Glass) achieves
fame and success as a violinist, enabling him to move his family from the Jewish ghetto to
fashionable uptown quarters. He also proposes to his former childhood playmate, Minnie Ginsberg
(Alma Rubens), now known as Gina Berg. At the pinnacle of his career, war breaks out; Leon enlists
in the army and is sent to France where he right arm is seriously wounded. Convinced that he is
crippled permanently and will never be able to play again, Leon breaks his engagement to Gina.
Heartbroken, the girl faints and Leon, rushing to her side, scoops her up in his arms. Realizing that
his strength has returned, Leon reaches for the violin and begins to play again.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Frank Borzage

Written by:
William LeBaron
Frances Marion

Based on the story story "Humoresque" by Fannie Hurst in Cosmopolitan
(Mar 1919).
~Cast~


Gaston Glass ...Leon Kantor (adult)
Vera Gordon ...Mama Kantor
Alma Rubens ...Gina Berg (formerly Minnie Ginsberg)
Dore Davidson ...Abraham Kantor
Bobby Connelly ...Leon Kantor (child)
Helen Connelly ...Esther Kantor (child)
Ann Wallack ...Esther Kantor (adult) (as Ann Wallick)
Sidney Carlyle ...Mannie Kantor
Joseph Cooper ...Isadore Kantor (child)
Maurice Levigne ...Isadore Kantor (adult)
Alfred Goldberg ...Rudolph Kantor (child)
Edward Stanton ...Rudolph Kator (adult)
Louis Stern ...Sol Ginsberg (as Louis Stearns)
Maurice Peckre ...Boris Kantor
Ruth Sabin ...Mrs. Isadore Kantor
Frank Mitchell ...Baby Kantor
Miriam Battista ...Minnie Ginsberg
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Cosmopolitan Productions

Distribution Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Producer: William Randolph Hearst
Original Music by: Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography by: Gilbert Warrenton

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: May 30, 1920
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