"Johnny Belinda" is one of the best dramas of the '40's. Belinda (Wyman) is a deaf-mute living in Nova Scotia with her kind hearted father and aunt (Moorehead). Belinda is a positive person for what she has to endure, and as soon as Dr. Robert (Ayres) comes in, her life gets even better when she learns sign language. But just as things are going great, a bully (McNally) rapes her, and she becomes pregnant. Everybody shuns Belinda, her family, and Robert for having a child out of wedlock, and she can't even fend for herself. But things take an even worse turn when Belinda and Robert plan to movie into the country. "Johnny Belinda" was (obviously) one of the many good films for 1948 (to name a few: "Joan of Arc", "I Remember Mama", "Hamlet") and also one of the most nominated, and all of the nods they got they truly deserved. The movie didn't win anything, except a Best Actress prize for Jane Wyman, who gives one of the most unique performances. Though I still think Olivia de Havilland should have gotten the Oscar for "The Snake Pit", I still think Wyman still does a very very good job in her role. It seems like to get an Oscar as an actor, you have to be overly-dramatic and you have to cry, but Wyman gives a very subtle performance as Belinda and proves that you can still be powerful even if you can't speak. And the other actors do really live up to her too. "Johnny Belinda" is a very good movie that I really think is worth watching. Recommended.