Portrait of Jennie

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In Depression-era New York, painter Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) despairs at his lack of success. One cold winter evening in Central Park, he meets an enigmatic, old-fashioned little girl, Jennie Appleton (Jennifer Jones), who captures his fancy when she asks him to wait for her to grow up. Soon after, Eben sells a sketch of Jennie to kindly art dealer Miss Spinny (Ethel Barrymore) and, as he meets the oddly mutable Jennie in fleeting moments, begins to realize they share a special destiny.

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Director: William Dieterle
Screenwriter: Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis
Cast: Jennifer Jones
Joseph Cotten
Ethel Barrymore
Lillian Gish
Cecil Kellaway
David Wayne
Henry Hull
Florence Bates
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