“How beautiful the world is Eben! The sun goes down in in the same lovely sky. Just as it did yesterday, and will tomorrow.”-Jennifer Jones In “Portrait of Jenny”
OK, It’s Film Friday….a film that I keep remembering from my youth all those many years ago is: Portrait of Jenny with Joseph Cotton and a teenage Jennifer Jones. Whenever it was on TV, I was glued!
“In Portrait of Jennie, Joseph Cotten plays an artist, Eben Adams, who is unable to bring any true feeling to his work. While painting in Central Park one morning, Eben makes the acquaintance of a schoolgirl named Jennie (Jennifer Jones), who prattles on about things that happened years ago. Intrigued at her thorough knowledge of the past, Eben is about to converse with her further, but Jennie has vanished. Over the next few months, Eben meets Jennie again and again — and each time she seems to have aged by several years. He paints her portrait, which turns out to be more full of expression and emotion than anything he’s previously done. His curiosity peaked by Jennie’s enigmatic nature, Eben uncovers evidence that he has been conversing — and falling in love — with the ghost of a girl who died years earlier in a hurricane.”(Read more at: Rotten Tomatoes)