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Johnny Belinda

1948 Rated NR 1hr 42m

In a Nova Scotia fishing village, a wonderful new world unfolds for deaf-mute Belinda McDonald (Jane Wyman) after kindly doctor Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres) takes a professional interest in her and teaches Belinda to communicate. But things turn ugly after the town bully (Stephen McNally) rapes Belinda and she ends up pregnant. Wyman earned top Oscar honors for her fine performance in this well-crafted weeper.

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Movie Details

1949 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
1949 Academy Award®
  • Best Actress: Jane Wyman
  • Best Writing nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Jean Negulesco
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Lew Ayres
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Charles Bickford
  • Best Sound nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.