Johnny Belinda (1948) was a Drama Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Jerry Wald.
Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Lew Ayres||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Charles Bickford||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Jane Wyman||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Agnes Moorehead||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Robert Haas; Set Decoration: William Wallace||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Ted McCord||Nominated|
|Best Director||Jean Negulesco||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||David Weisbart||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Irmgard Von Cube, Allen Vincent||Nominated|
Johnny Belinda (1948)By Beatrice on Apr 8, 2015 From Flickers in Time
Johnny Belinda Directed by Jean Negulesco Written by Irma von Cube and Alan Vincent from the play by Elmer Harris 1948/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Amazon Instant This had a bit more moralizing than I like but is a solid and sometimes beautiful film. I though Jane Wyman deserved her Academy Awa... Read full article
JOHNNY BELINDA.By Crystal Kalyana on Nov 2, 2014 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood
“JOHNNY BELINDA” 1948. After a long hiatus of not watching this film, I decided to pull it off my shelf last night and watch it. It’s been a long time since I seen this last, so when I watched it last night it was like watching it for the first time. What put me off is the fact tha... Read full article
Johnny Belinda(1948).By Dawn on Apr 5, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks
Johnny Belinda(1948). Cast: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead, Stephen McNally, and Jan Sterling. Wyman won an Oscar for this film for Best Actress. Deaf/mute girl Belinda, lives in a small fishing village with her father and her aunt. She can not communicate with her family ... Read full article
Johnny Belinda (1948)By Lindsey on Mar 31, 2012 From The Motion Pictures
(via classicsfan.tumblr) Jane Wyman stars as Belinda, a deaf/mute girl who is constantly belittled and greatly misunderstood by the residents of her small, farm-oriented town in Nova Scotia. Belinda lives with her father and her stern aunt, Aggie (Agnes Moorehead). A new-in-town doctor, Robert Richa... Read full article
Silence in Sound: The Power of “Johnny Belinda” and “The Miracle Worker”By Lara on Oct 21, 2011 From Backlots
When the silent era finally gave way to talkies in 1927, an art form was lost–the art of meaningful expression without words. When we look at the films of the great silent stars, for example those of Clara Bow, Norma Talmadge, or Lillian Gish, we see a wholly separate kind of film, one where a... Read full article
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Mrs. Poggety: Not while I'm alive, she isn't!
Stella McCormick: He's a... something even you can't pronounce!
Locky McCormick: Probably something not fit to mention.
Dr. Robert Richardson: Hello, Aggie. You got back all right?
Aggie McDonald: Wouldn't be here if I hadn't, would I?
Dr. Robert Richardson: Is your sister better?
Aggie McDonald: Yes.
Dr. Robert Richardson: Did she have a good doctor?
Aggie McDonald: Don't have any. Doesn't believe in them.
Dr. Robert Richardson: Well, that's the right attitude as long as one can afford it.
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The original Broadway production of "Johnny Belinda" by Elmer Harris opened at the Belasco Theater and ran for 321 performances.
Jane Wyman's Oscar acceptance speech is reportedly the shortest on record for Best Actress: "I won this award by keeping my mouth shut and I think I'll do it again." Sir John Mills bowed and said nothing after winning Best Supporting Actor for playing a mute in Ryan's Daughter.
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