Portrait of Jennie (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Portrait of Jennie




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In this film, Joseph Cotten plays an artist who meets an intriguing schoolgirl named Jennie. Over the next few months Cotten meets Jennie again and again, eventually uncovering evidence that he has been conversing and falling in love with the ghost of a girl who died years earlier.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis, Leonardo Bercovici
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2000
Selznick International


Joseph Cotten
as Eben Adams
Jennifer Jones
as Jennie Appleton
Ethel Barrymore
as Miss Spinney
David Wayne
as Gus O'Toole
Albert Sharpe
as Mr. Moore
Florence Bates
as Mrs. Jekes the Landl...
Lillian Gish
as Mother Mary of Mercy
Esther Somers
as Mrs. Bunce
Maude Simmons
as Clara Morgan
John Farrell
as Policeman
Clem Bevans
as Capt. Caleb Cobb
Robert Dudley
as Old Mariner
Anne Francis
as Teenager
Brian Keith
as Ice-skating extra
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Critic Reviews for Portrait of Jennie

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | September 24, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Fine period melodrama starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten.

September 30, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Honest-to-goodness romantic ghost story.

Full Review… | October 23, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wonderful romantic mystery, sure to haunt your memory

November 12, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Portrait of Jennie


Killer. So damn romantic. Like a black and white Vertigo meets Stairway To Heaven in depression era New York but without any crimes or trials. The theme even sounds like Vertigo's. Go Selznick!

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

wonderful cinematography, overbearing tiomkin score, silly melodrama with supernatural elements that requires huge suspension of disbelief, then works like gangbusters. soo selznick...

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A painter somehow contacts the spirit of a young girl who died and falls in love with her? It's a strange story, but it makes for an interesting movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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