Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Portrait of Jennie

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Movie Info

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.

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
Runtime:
Selznick International

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Cast


as Eben Adams

as Jennie Appleton

as Miss Spinney

as Matthews

as Gus O'Toole

as Mr. Moore

as Mrs. Jekes the Landl...

as Mother Mary of Mercy

as Mrs. Bunce

as Clara Morgan

as Doorman

as Policeman

as Capt. Caleb Cobb

as Old Mariner

as Teenager

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
Variety
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

½

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!

brooklynspo
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...

rubystevens
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.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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