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Portrait of Jennie

Portrait of Jennie(1949)

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Brief Synopsis

An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Jones Jennie Appleton
Joseph Cotten Eben Adams
Ethel Barrymore Miss Spinney
Lillian Gish Mother Mary of Mercy
Cecil Kellaway Mr. Matthews
David Wayne Gus O'Toole, taxi driver
Albert Sharpe Mr. Moore, saloon keeper
Florence Bates Mrs. Jekes, the landlady
Felix Bressart The old doorman
Clem Bevans Capt. Catch Cobb
Maude Simmons Clara Morgan

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Los Angeles: 25 Dec 1948; New York opening: 22 Mar 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White, Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Selznick Releasing Organization
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Vanguard Films, Inc.
Duration(mins):  82 or 86 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Portrait of Jennie - Great Romantic Movie!

    jr 2018-05-16

    Don't remember just how old (or shall I say young) I was the first time I saw "Portrait of Jennie" but knew it hit me like a thunder bolt... MORE>

  • "As you grow older, ...

    Jeff Boston 2017-09-13

    ... you'll begin to believe in lots of things you can't see." Amen. Well said by the witty and wonderful Barrymore character. Cotton,... MORE>

  • One of Robert Nathan's two most inspired works

    Robert Cumming 2017-09-12

    Surrealism at its finest if this film version of Robert Nathan's "Portrait of Jennie" which is enhanced by inspired background music... MORE>