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Portrait of Jennie

Portrait of Jennie(1949)

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  • David Wayne and Albert Sharpe, who both have supporting roles in this film, were the stars of the original stage production of "Finian's Rainbow", which opened on Broadway the year before this film was released and was playing there at the same time that this film was being made.
  • Special effects: although almost the entire film is in black and white, the tidal wave sequence towards the end is shown in green tint, and the final shot of the completed portrait of Jennie is in full Technicolor. The original theatrical releases in L.A. and New York presented the tidal wave sequence on a special pre-Cinemascope wide screen.


  • RatFink66 (2006-01-20)

    Source: Selznick Archives at UT-Austin

    While the score for this movie consists of Dimitri Tiomkin arrangements of Claude Debussy themes, it was Bernard Herrmann who composed the memorable "Jennie's Theme" which is heard throughout. While Herrmann is given a vague Thanks in the credits, he is not given credit for this specific piece of music.

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