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Portrait of Jennie (1948)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 2, 2017

The strands of our lives are woven together and neither time nor the world can break them. From the outset, you get a sense from the grand philosophical dialogue and imagery that we are being treated to a classical Hollywood precursor to Terence Malick’s Tree of Life. Quotes from Euripides and read more

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 2, 2017

The strands of our lives are woven together and neither time nor the world can break them. From the outset, you get a sense from the grand philosophical dialogue and imagery that we are being treated to a classical Hollywood precursor to Terence Malick’s Tree of Life. Quotes from Euripides and read more

Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 22, 2016

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred seat theater, with nearly one-thousand on the main read more

Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 22, 2016

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred seat theater, with nearly one-thousand on the main read more

Portrait of Jennie and the Wisdom of Ethel Barrymore

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 18, 2016

The Barrymore. Ah, that legendary family of actors! Ethel, John and Lionel, the three siblings were children of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Emma Drew, themselves actors. Acting in the family kept going on as the years passed. John and his third wife, Dolores Costello, also an actress, had a son read more

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 7, 2015

Portrait of Jennie Directed by William Dieterle Written by Paul Osborn and Peter Berneis from a novel by Robert Nathan 1948/USA Vanguard Films/Selznick International Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental I admit it.  I am too old and cynical to appreciate this very odd romantic fantasy.  It sure read more

PORTRAIT OF JENNIE ( 1948 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Mar 5, 2015

ETHEL BARRYMORE MONTH PORTRAIT OF JENNIE ( 1948 ) To kick off Ethel Barrymore month, I’ve decided to start with “Portrait Of Jennie”, one of my favorite Ethel movies, and one of the films that most distinguish Ethel Barrymore as a film actress. “Portrait Of Jennie” is read more

Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 19, 2014

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred seat theater, with nearly one-thousand on the main read more

Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 19, 2014

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred seat theater, with nearly one-thousand on the main read more

Portrait of Jennie, a Production Journal, of a Timeless Christmas Gift

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 19, 2014

  Glimpses of the Portrait of Jennie in 1948: Portrait of Jennie had its general public premier on Christmas Day, 1948, at the Carthay Circle Theater, located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California; a more than fifteen-hundred seat theater, with nearly one-thousand on the main read more

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 29, 2014

Much like the complete portrait, Portrait of Jennie is a lovely feature where lovely people act lovely. There isn’t anything negative about that, but with such an overly sweeping narrative about the power of love and watching the actors fawn and gush about how in love they are, a bolt of light read more

The Novels? No. But Still Worth Viewing: Outlander (2014) and Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Aug 13, 2014

I’ve always been a sucker for time-travel narratives, from Somewhere in Time and Back to the Future to 2012’s Looper and Safety Not Guaranteed. Not surprisingly, I quickly devoured Diana Gabaldon’s first four Outlander novels, and was excited to hear that Starz had picked up the series. One episode read more

o/t: Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 4, 2014

000 The latest essay (#89) in the Wonders in the Dark Romantic Movies Countdown is, thanks to the kind hospitality of the folks there, one written by, er, moi. Wonders in the Dark Impoverished artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) makes the acquaintance of art dealers Matthews (Cecil Kellaway) and Spin read more

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jun 12, 2013

(Image: Melting Celluloid) Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) is a struggling artist who isn’t making any money off of his work. He paints a lot of still life and floral subjects, and buyers just don’t want them, though the rich Miss Spinney (Ethel Barrymore) sees a lot of potential in him. One read more

Classic Films in Focus: PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Feb 4, 2013

Before the time-crossed lovers of Somewhere in Time (1980) and The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), there was Portrait of Jennie (1948), a romantic fantasy produced by David O. Selznick and directed by William Dieterle. Like the more recent films, Portrait of Jennie tells the story of a couple who are b read more

Portrait of Jennie (1948).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jan 3, 2012

Portrait of Jennie(1948). Romantic/Fantasy film based on the novel by Robert Nathan. The film was directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish and Joseph Cotten. The film begins, when not a very well known painter Eben Adams, read more