Packaging : Brand new Sealed. Packaging in the new compact hard Cardboard slip-cover packing (see Picture)
Audio System: Dolby Digital
Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway
Director: William Dieterle
Audio Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese, English, French, Spain (selectible)
Region Code: All coded (Able to play in all Dvd player and Dvd rom in Laptop)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Jennie Appleton as a girl and young woman was unforgettable, sparkling and utterly convincing. The part fit her truly like a glove. Joseph Cotten is also superb as the very gifted painter Eben. Their scenes together are beautiful, tender, haunting and poignant. 'Portrait of Jennie' was directed by William Dieterle and based upon the novel by Robert Nathan. A fine, sympathetic and solid support is provided here by Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish and Cecil Kellaway, however in my opinion David Wayne's scenes grated upon my nerves and intruded into Jennie's and Eben's story.
One of the interesting facts about 'Portrait of Jennie' is, I think, that this film could be interpreted in several ways. Is it a beautiful ghost romance? Or was Jennie entirely an invention of Eben's mind, to develop his true artistic genius? These are but a few of the questions which this picture brought to my mind. Together with 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir' this picture definitely ranks amongst the greatest and most interesting ghost films ever to be made in Hollywood. Subtle, intelligent, poetic, gentle, wistful, mysterious, hauntingly beautiful and pervaded by a dreamy mood throughout [this is certainly enhanced by the beautiful sound track]. 'Portrait of Jennie' offers an excellent and unforgettable treatment of the themes of love, life, death and art. The superlative performances of Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten as Jennie and Eben dominated this film and made it such an extraordinary cinematic and precious experience for this viewer.