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Dr. Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres) shows deaf-mute Belinda McDonald (Jane Wyman) how to hear the violin through her hand.
Dr. Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres) shows deaf-mute Belinda McDonald (Jane Wyman) how to hear the violin through her hand.
Dr. Richardson (Lew Ayres), Belinda (Jane Wyman), and her father Black MacDonald (Charles Bickford) view an album at the farm.
Dr. Richardson (Lew Ayres), Belinda (Jane Wyman), and her father Black MacDonald (Charles Bickford) view an album at the farm.
Locky McCormick's (Stephen McNally) intentions toward Belinda (Jane Wyman) are strictly dishonorable.
Locky McCormick's (Stephen McNally) intentions toward Belinda (Jane Wyman) are strictly dishonorable.
Belinda (Jane Wyman) and her Aunt Aggie MacDonald (Agnes Moorehead) show off Johnny to Dr. Richardson (Lew Ayres).
Belinda (Jane Wyman) and her Aunt Aggie MacDonald (Agnes Moorehead) show off Johnny to Dr. Richardson (Lew Ayres).

Thumbnail for Johnny Belinda (1948) Johnny Belinda (1948)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Notable as: DramaGenre: drama filmNarrative location: Nova ScotiaRuntime: 95 - 102 minutesLanguage: English, American SignCountry: United StatesDirector: Jean NegulescoScreenwriter: Irma von CubeMusic: Max SteinerCinematography: Ted McCordStars: Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead, Lew Ayres, Jane Wyman, Jan Sterling, Stephen McNally, Alan Napier, Dan Seymour, Rosalind Ivan, Ida Moore Producer: Jerry WaldAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Jane Wyman)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Lew Ayres)
Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Ted McCord)
Academy Award for Best Director (Jean Negulesco)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (David Weisbart)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (Max Steiner)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Charles Bickford)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Agnes Moorehead)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Irma von Cube)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Johnny Belinda is a 1948 American drama film based on the 1940 Broadway stage hit of the same name, by Elmer Blaney Harris. The play was adapted for the screen by writers Allen Vincent and Irma von Cube, and directed by Jean Negulesco. The story is based on an actual incident that happened near Harris's summer residence in Fortune Bridge, Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island. The title character is based on the real-life Lydia Dingwell, of Dingwells Mills, Prince Edward Island. The film dramatizes the consequences of spreading lies and rumors, and the horror of rape. The latter subject had previously been prohibited by the Motion Picture Production Code. Johnny Belinda is widely considered to be the first Hollywood film for which the restriction was relaxed, and as such was controversial at the time of its initial release. The film stars Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead, Stephen McNally, and Jan Sterling. Wyman's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. It was filmed in northern California around Mendocino.


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