Portrait of Jennie. 1948. USA. Directed by William Dieterle. Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis, based on the novel by Robert Nathan. With Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. 35mm. 86 min.
Romantic and gothic in equal measure, Portrait of Jennie introduces us to Eben Adams, an unsuccessful artist who finally finds a buyer for one of his portraits. On that auspicious day, Eben also meets Jennie Appleton, an enigmatic, attractive young woman who soon becomes his muse. But has Eben fallen in love with a ghost?