Johnny Belinda (1948)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Sep 14, 1948 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 1,350
After years of dumb-blonde and best-friend roles, Jane Wyman proved her skills as a dramatic actress -- and won an Academy Award in the bargain -- in Johnny Belinda. Adapted from a stage play by Elmer Harris, the story takes place in Nova Scotia, where deaf-mute Belinda (Wyman) leads a lonely existence on the hardscrabble farm of her father Black Macdonald (Charles Bickford) and her aunt Aggie (Agnes Moorehead). Newly arrived doctor Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres) takes a special interest in
Sep 14, 1948 Wide
Jan 31, 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures
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Jean Negulseco's melodrama is a moody, well-crafted if outdated saga with a star-making performance from Jane Wyman as a deaf-mute girl, who's raped and bears an illegitimate child.
Try all you want to make yourself jaded over this, but in the end poor little Belinda wins us all over in the end.
Powerful Jane Wyman performance and Oscar caliber production overall.
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