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Johnny Belinda

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Original title
Johnny Belinda
Running time
103 min.
United States United States
Allen Vincent, Irmgard von Cube. Theater: Elmer Harris
Max Steiner
Ted D. McCord (B&W)
Warner Bros.
Drama | Deafness
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.
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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