Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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as Eben Adams
as Jennie Appleton
as Miss Spinney
as Gus O'Toole
as Mr. Moore
as Mrs. Jekes the Landl...
as Mother Mary of Mercy
as Mrs. Bunce
as Clara Morgan
as Capt. Caleb Cobb
as Old Mariner
as Ice-skating extra
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Critic Reviews for Portrait of Jennie
Fine period melodrama starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten.
Wonderful romantic mystery, sure to haunt your memory
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!
wonderful cinematography, overbearing tiomkin score, silly melodrama with supernatural elements that requires huge suspension of disbelief, then works like gangbusters. soo selznick...
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.
Portrait of Jennie Quotes
|Jennie Appleton:||Eben... I want always to sit and watch you paint.|
|Eben Adams:||Now that I've found the perfect model, I'll paint her again and again.|
|Jennie Appleton:||No, I... I didn't mean that... I mean I want you to paint all the beautiful things in the world.|
|Eben Adams:||[smiles, holds her tight.] You're the most beautiful thing in the world.|
|Miss Spinney:||Don't be soft, Matthews. I'm an old maid, and nobody knows more about love than an old maid.|
|Jennie Appleton:||I wish that you would wait for me to grow up so that we could always be together.|
|Jennie Appleton:||I know we were meant to be together. The strands of our lives are woven together and neither the world nor time can tear them apart.|
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