No, John Garfield didn’t play the violin in Humoresque. Two skilled violinists performed the violin. The violinist stood by both facet of John. One to bow and one to finger.
John nevertheless realized to play the violin earlier than he filmed the film. In response to him, he picked up a couple of methods to make it look pure. Isaac Stern carried out the precise music which was performed.
Robert Osborne of Turner Traditional Films explains: Garfield didn’t play the violin within the closeup scenes…the fingers have been the fingers of an unknown skilled violinist.
In his autobiography, “My First 79 Years” (New York: Knopf, 1999; web page 51), when the film reveals closeups of the fingers alone taking part in the violin (with out Garfield within the body), these are Stern’s fingers.
Humoresque is a 1946 American melodrama movie by Warner Bros. starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield in an older girl/youthful man story a couple of violinist and his patroness.
John Garfield was an American actor who performed brooding, rebellious, working-class characters. He had a profession span of 19 years (1932-1951).