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Portrait of Jennie (1948) was a Fantasy - Romance Film directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick, David Hempstead and Cecil Barker.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyJoseph AugustNominated
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Portrait of Jennie (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 2, 2017 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


Portrait of Jennie (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 2, 2017 From 4 Star Films

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 full article


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

By C. S. Williams on Dec 22, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

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 floor. T... Read full article


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

By C. S. Williams on Dec 22, 2016 From Classic Film Aficionados

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 floor. T... Read full article


Portrait of Jennie and the Wisdom of Ethel Barrymore

By Virginie Pronovost on Aug 18, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

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 full article


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Jennie Appleton: I know we were meant to be together. The strands of our lives are woven together and neither the world nor time can tear them apart.


Jennie Appleton: There is no life, my darling, until you love and have been loved. And then there is no death.


Jennie Appleton: I hate for it to stop, because when will we ever have it again?


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Facts about

The portrait of Jennie supposedly painted by Joseph Cotten's character, Eben Adams, was in reality created by artist Robert Brackman. Jennifer Jones came in for more than a dozen sittings in Brackman's Connecticut studio.
This was cinematographer Joseph H. August's last film. He died in late 1947 before the long and tumultuous production was completed, and was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award for Best Black & White Cinematography in 1949. Lee Garmes finished shooting the film, uncredited.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 31, 1949 with Joseph Cotten reprising his film role.
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