Portrait of Jennie (25-Dec-1948)|
Director: William Dieterle
Writers: Paul Osborn; Peter Berneis; Leonardo Bercovici
From novel: Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan
Music Score Written and Conducted by: Dimitri Tiomkin
Producer: David O. Selznick
Keywords: Romantic Drama
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Review by Raymond Rosario (posted on 13-Mar-2005)
Portrait of Jenny is a wonderful example of a great romantic fantasy story made all the more believable by the fine acting of Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. This movie convinces the viewer that love is truly indestructable without resort to any unusual special effect. It is the type of movie making that I miss.
The use of Debussy's music is an added plus. The wonderful movie score truly captures the magic of the romance between Eben Adams and Jennie Appleton.
In short if you want to fall in love, watch this movie! The script, the acting, the music. It's all there.
Review by anonymous (posted on 8-Aug-2006)
This is a very ethereal film
made all the more wonderful by both the music and star performances.
Miss Spinney (Ethel Barrymore) is sublime as always playing the old
maid so obviously in love with artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotton) who in
his turn loves Jenny (Jenifer Jones) who is far too young for him. The
magical atmospheric changes when the ghost appears are beautifully
crafted as are the storm scenes at the end of the picture. All in all
this film is a must for all fans of Ethel Barrymore and for those who
have as yet to see her work.
Review by Rosie Lynch (posted on 18-May-2007)
This is such a gripping movie. With wonderful actors and the use of Debussy's mysterious music makes this film truly wonderful.
Excellent Overall, If you haven't seen it watch it and for those who have i am sure you will agree that this is one film you can watch over and over again.
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