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PORTRAIT OF JENNIE — beauty, fantasy and tears
This is my first comment for this site, so be gentle. The history of PORTRAIT OF JENNIE is fairly well known…a love letter from producer David O. Selznick to Jennifer Jones…and it shows by giving her, in my opinion, one of the best showcases for her talents at that time. I have read the pros and cons about this film, but each time I watch it, which isn’t often, being the romantic that I am, I can sense it in the way she was treated in the film.
Why don’t I watch it that often? Because it touches me in personal ways in terms of the loneliness of the two main characters, the yearning to find someone and not be alone. But most importantly, the music score arranged by the great Dmitri Tiomkin from the works of Claude Debussy. I am sorry that nobody has ever issued a track LP or CD of Tiomkin’s score. To me it is a beautiful, sometimes haunting arrangement, with the theme used for Jennie touching me…I believe it is called THE GIRL WITH THE FLAXEN HAIR…I could be wrong. At points it became painful for me to watch as the film touches certain personal pains (the loneliness part particularly, more so since I lost my parents recently after caring for them and have no family to speak of). When the final scene occurs, showing the portrait itself in the museum in full color and Tiomkin’s music plays over it, I am in tears. It sounds stupid, doesn’t it…
The film itself is not the perfect movie that Selznick had wanted but the flaws are minor to the final result. It is a film not just for those with a romantic streak still in them, but also for the lonely, maybe giving them a message of hope.
I am glad that, unlike many classic films, this one has been preserved and is available on video. Well, that’s my rambling on the subject. It may not be film criticism but its how I feel about PORTRAIT OF JENNIE.
The Enchanting Spirit of Central Park
It’s the middle of the Depression, 1934, and struggling artist Joseph Cotten can’t seem to find his muse. But one day he meets a strange, but enchanting girl while in Central Park. He resolves right then and there to paint a Portrait of Jennie.
Allowing for the fact that this is a fantasy, a whole lot of the story makes absolutely no sense. But you really don’t care because Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones have an almost spiritual like chemistry. As Cotten investigates he finds there’s real good reason for the girl’s spirituality. Every time he meets her she seems to take some quantum leaps in her maturity.
The stars of Finian’s Rainbow, Albert Sharpe and David Wayne, both appear in this film. This was David Wayne’s big screen debut and I certainly did love the scene where he bamboozles Sharpe into commissioning Cotten to paint a mural of Michael Collins for his Irish pub. Cotten catches on and kind of goes with the flow.
Being this is a Jennifer Jones film by her husband David O. Selznick, this is still another vehicle for Selznick to exhibit the beauty that was Jennifer Jones. Every film she did, because Selznick interfered with all of them even if he wasn’t directly producing, is a testament to his vision of her. Even when she’s playing bad girls like Pearl Chavez or Ruby Gentry, you get a good idea what stirred David O. Selznick to devote the rest of his life to her career.
Ethel Barrymore as the society dowager and Lillian Gish as a Mother Superior are also well cast. Too bad those two had no scenes together, that would have been something.
Portrait of Jennie is an enchanting film about an enchanting girl played by one enchanting actress. What else can you say, but enchanting.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Director William Dieterle
Writer Robert Nathan, Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis
Actors Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 4 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 3 Channel Stereo (1956) (5.0) (L-R), Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (color sequence by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Magnascope (partly) (original release only), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm