Portrait of Jennie
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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 have aged by several years. He paints her portrait, which turns out to be more full of expression… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fine period melodrama starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Quite possibly the most utterly romantic movie ever made."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Honest-to-goodness romantic ghost story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"William Dieterle's 1948 masterpiece Portrait of Jennie is not only an unabashedly romantic melodrama but also a fascinating ghost story."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Wonderful romantic mystery, sure to haunt your memory"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Directed by William Dieterle, the film has a wistful, dreamy quality (which may be why Bunuel was drawn to it) and even its overabundance of music doesn't spoil this mood."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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