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Johnny Belinda

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Original title
Johnny Belinda
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Allen Vincent, Irmgard von Cube (Play: Elmer Harris)
Music
Max Steiner
Cinematography
Ted McCord (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Drama | Disability. Impaired Hearing
Synopsis / Plot
In a small fishing village on the island of Cape Breton, Dr. Robert Richardson takes aninterest in a sweet deaf mute named Belinda. He teaches her sign language and lip reading, and she soon falls in love with him. When Belinda is left alone one night, she is raped by the town bully, Locky MacCormick. When Robert takes her to see a doctor, it is discovered she is pregnant. Local gossip naturally is that Robert is the baby's father. The townspeople meet and decide Belinda is unable to care for the child, so they decide Locky and his wife Stella should take custody. When they come to take the baby, Belinda shoots Locky and is placed on trial for murder.
Awards
1948: Oscar: Best Actress (Jane Wyman). 12 Nominations
1948: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Drama and Actress (Jane Wyman)
1948: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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