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    Movie synopsis
    William Dieterle brought a high level of skill and intelligence to the genres of fantasy and romance, and the Robert Nathan novella proved a nearly perfect showcase for his talent. The film stars Joseph Cotten as Eben Adams, a struggling, world-weary artist who has labored long without success. While painting in New York's Central Park, he meets an ethereal young girl named Jennie (Jennifer Jones), who tells him stories from a distant era. Every few months, the mysterious Jennie appears to the painter, and each time she is a few years older, finally meeting him as a grown woman. Adams is so inspired by her radiance that his drawings of her surpass anything he's done, and they bring him his first success. Yet, even as he falls in love with this intriguing woman, the painter realizes that the world she discusses has no bearing on the one he knows, and he begins to research her origins in the hope of finally understanding who she is. That such a slender scenario could provide such a delicately haunting experience owes much to its outstanding cast--which also includes LillIan Gish, Ethel Barrymore, and David Wayne--to the mesmerizing photography of Joseph August, and to the taste and skill of Dieterle.

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    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Rating: Not Rated
    • Film Country: USA
    • UPC: 027616903846

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    Genre:Horror/Suspense
    Format:DVD

    eBay Product ID: EPID30951407
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    Editorial reviews

    "...JENNIE has picked up a hefty cult with time. Luminously shot by Joseph August, and with a rousing typhoon climax..."
    USA Today - Mike Clark (06/01/1990)

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    Created: 07/08/07

    Jennie is Good Entertainment

    Review For: Portrait of Jennie (DVD, 2004)

    "Portrait of Jennie" is an uplifting story of a beat-down artist named Eban Adams (Joseph Cotten) who finds his muse in a young girl (Jennifer Jones) he happens to meet playing in the snow. The only problem is that the girl seems to age very quickly and goes from 14 or so to a grown woman in a matter of months. Eban knows just enough about her to fill in missing pieces as the story moves on, and then she tells him what he has just learned. When we learn the last missing piece, that Jennie died in a tidal wave off the coast of Massachusetts, we know that Eban is going to the site of the wave on the same date of the year that Jennie died years ago.

    Even though the weather is great and the barometer is fine and the lighthouse keeper predicts good weather, we know that when Eban goes out in a little boat there will be a hurricane. It does. And Jennie appears again.

    The last four minutes of the movie are tinted green, then turn to red, and finally we see the portrait of Jennie in full color. David O. Selznick, who produced "Gone with the Wind" and "Rebecca" among others, also produced this movie and later married Jennifer Jones.

    This movie will put you in a good mood and is a pleasure to watch. What the critics say, however, is that it cannot happen and is played out too fast.

    I say "Happy Viewing!"

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 02/07/07

    A Portrait of Jenny

    Review For: Portrait of Jennie (DVD, 2004)

    This was one of my favorite movies when I was growing up. I would wait for it to come on the Early Show or the Million Dollar Movie in New York. I would stay up to all hours of the night to watch it if it was on the Late Late Show. It is a story of time travel, timeless love and dreams. Joseph Cotton play the role of Eben Adams, an artist who finds his muse in a little girl. She becomes his inspiration and the love of his life as she 'hurries to grow up.' Somehow they manage to transcend time, she from the past and he from the future to find that perfect romantic love after defies even death.

    If you like the concept of moving through time, as I do, this is one of those old time love stories that make you believe that all time is relative - that the past, present and future are really all one, and it is possible for love to transcend time and space.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 02/20/08

    Fantasy of romantic proportions

    Review For: Portrait of Jennie (DVD, 2004)

    Powerful, yet subtle performances by Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton grace "Portrait of Jenny," a 1948 romantic fantasy from the David Selznik production team. Cotton, who portrays a struggling painter, embarks on a friendship with Jone's childlike character, Jennie Appleton in this MGM production. As she becomes a young woman, their relationship becomes a love affair. Whether Jennie is real or a fantasy remains unanwered.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

    Created: 05/08/11

    Great movie

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Review For: Portrait of Jennie (DVD, 2004)

    Portrait of Jennie, as "Peter Ibbetson", is one of the most poetic movies I have ever seen. It is a dreamlike one, that you won't forget after having seen it.
    This is a good edition. There are no bonus, which is a good point. The best bonus would be the one that your heart and mind will create along the years in your memory...

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    Created: 05/09/09

    i think it's one of the beeeeest movies ever!!

    Review For: Portrait of Jennie (DVD, 2004)

    i've loved this movie for years. jennifer and joseph together are always charming. so happy to find it on ebay. i had the vhs, but not the dvd

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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