Portrait of Jennie

Portrait of Jennie

Director: William Dieterle Cast: Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Ethel Barrymore
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Portrait of Jennie

William Dieterle's romantic drama Portrait of Jennie gets a second release on DVD with this title from MGM/UA. The film is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this DVD is offered at an inexpensive list price making it worthwhile.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
UPC: 0027616903846
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Cotten Eben Adams
Jennifer Jones Jennie Appleton
Ethel Barrymore Miss Spinney
David Wayne Gus O'Toole
Florence Bates Mrs. Jekes the Landlady
Lillian Gish Mother Mary of Mercy
Cecil Kellaway Mr. Matthews
Esther Somers Mrs. Bunce
Albert Sharpe Mr. Moore
John Farrell Policeman
Felix Bressart Pete
Maude Simmons Clara Morgan
Clem Bevans Capt. Cobb
Robert Dudley Old Mariner
Henry Hull Eke
Anne Francis Teenager
Brian Keith Ice-skating extra

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Joseph H. August Cinematographer
Lucinda Ballard Costumes/Costume Designer
Leonardo Bercovici Screenwriter
Peter Berneis Screenwriter
Mel Berns Makeup
Mel Burns Makeup
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration/Design
Paul Eagler Special Effects
David Hempstead Associate Producer
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer,Songwriter
J. McMillan Johnson Production Designer,Special Effects
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
William Morgan Editor
Paul Osborn Screenwriter
Joseph B. Platt Art Director
David O. Selznick Producer
Clarence Slifer Special Effects
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Gerard J. Wilson Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Faith/Main Title [6:09]
2. A Different Time [5:17]
3. Something to Live For [5:28]
4. "Up the Rebels" [5:18]
5. Growing Up Fast [5:39]
6. Sharing the Past [5:30]
7. Listening to the Stars [4:22]
8. Erin Go Bragh [5:21]
9. Convent Girl [6:04]
10. Unfinished Masterpiece [5:48]
11. Done [5:32]
12. Truth & Beauty [5:02]
13. Her Last Letter [4:48]
14. October Fifth [3:58]
15. The Great Wave [6:49]
16. Forever/End Credits [5:10]

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Portrait of Jennie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't seen Somewhere in Time yet, nor have I read the book. But those could only be rip-offs of this one. Can watch and re-watch and read and re-read "Jennie". Book and movie end differently, but no matter. Nathan also has written other books on the theme of the eternity of love and also on the beauty of death-but-love-not-dying. He's also a poet, which is why his prose is so gor-jus.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Years ago, I saw this movie on television, and I was completely mesmerized by, not only the beauty of the black and white cinematography, but by the haunting film-noir style. The music is captivating. I know you will love this beautiful film, as much as so many of us did, when we first viewed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, this is a 'classic', but evenaside from that, this is a moviefor everyone's library! I won't getinto the story except to say that itworks on various levels: a lovestory, a metaphor, psychological,mystical -- it's all of these. I sawthis movie for the first time manyyears ago in an art theater and ithas stayed with me ever since. ThisDVD doesn't have the bonus extraseveryone likes, but the quality isworthwhile all around. Numerousscenes in the movie are some of thefinest black-and-whites a fan willever find. The movie was purposelyfilmed to provide settings, shots,that in themselves look like paintings, artwork to lovingly display on walls. The story hasmeaning for artists, musicians,poets as well as for those intometaphysical and philosophicalleanings. 'Jennie' representsTruth; keep that in mind whenviewing it, and see what enfoldsin thought! It's great that Barnesand Noble is carrying this, and atan excellent price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago