Johnny Belinda

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

After 15 years of hoofing her way through Warner Bros. films as a chorus girl and the second-fiddle friend of female leads, Jane Wyman finally got her dream part as the sensitive deaf-mute in this screen adaptation of the play by Elmer Harris. Thanks to Jean Negulesco's careful crafting, the result is admirably restrained, a triumph of atmosphere over potential...read more

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Jane Wyman ("Magnificent Obsession," "The Yearling," TV's "Falcon Crest") won an Academy Award for her moving portrayal of a deaf mute who lives in a remote Nova Scotia fishing village. After learning sign language from a compassionate doctor, she is raped by a local bully and gives birth to an illegitimate son, Johhny Belinda. When the rapist returns to claim his son, she fights to keep him.

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  • Review: After 15 years of hoofing her way through Warner Bros. films as a chorus girl and the second-fiddle friend of female leads, Jane Wyman finally got her dream part as the sensitive deaf-mute in this screen adaptation of the play by Elmer Harris. Thanks to Je… (more)

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