Portrait of Jennie
Portrait of Jennie (1948)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 1948
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Fine period melodrama starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Quite possibly the most utterly romantic movie ever made.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Honest-to-goodness romantic ghost story.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

William Dieterle's 1948 masterpiece Portrait of Jennie is not only an unabashedly romantic melodrama but also a fascinating ghost story.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Wonderful romantic mystery, sure to haunt your memory

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
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… More
Cassandra Maples
I had only seen this film only the once,until recently and I recall it was on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I only started watching this film has there was not much… More
Stella Dallas
wonderful cinematography, overbearing tiomkin score, silly melodrama with supernatural elements that requires huge suspension of disbelief, then works like… More
Antonius Block
There is an element of magic to this story, which has a struggling artist (Joseph Cotten) meeting a young girl (Jennifer Jones) in the park by chance one day.… More
Aj V
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.
Keith Munley
A mysterious romantic tale of two people deeply in love. I have never seem a romantic film with so many Noir aspects. The last 10 minutes of the film had me… More