Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 2002 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
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In Portrait of Jennie, Joseph Cotten plays an artist, Eben Adams, who is unable to bring any true feeling to his work. While painting in Central Park one morning, Eben makes the acquaintance of a schoolgirl named Jennie (Jennifer Jones), who prattles on about things that happened years ago. Intrigued at her thorough knowledge of the past, Eben is about to converse with her further, but Jennie has vanished. Over the next few months, Eben meets Jennie again and again -- and each time she seems to
Jan 1, 2002 Wide
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Fine period melodrama starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten.
Wonderful romantic mystery, sure to haunt your memory
William Dieterle's 1948 masterpiece Portrait of Jennie is not only an unabashedly romantic melodrama but also a fascinating ghost story.
Audience Reviews for Portrait of Jennie
- 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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