Humoresque (1920 film)

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Directed by Frank Borzage
Produced by William Randolph Hearst (uncredited)
Written by William LeBaron
Frances Marion
Story by Fannie Hurst
Starring Gaston Glass
Vera Gordon
Bobby Connelly
Alma Rubens
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 30, 1920 (1920-05-30) (United States)
Running time
60 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Humoresque (1920) is an American silent film drama produced by Cosmopolitan Productions, released by Famous Players-Lasky and Paramount Pictures, and was directed by Frank Borzage from a novel by Fannie Hurst and script or scenario by Frances Marion.

This film was the first film to win the Photoplay Medal of Honor, a precursor of the Academy Award for Best Picture.[1]


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

Preservation status[edit]

The film has undergone a restoration at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[2]


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