Johnny Belinda
Johnny Belinda (1948)

Jane Wyman stars as the deaf-mute farm girl Belinda McDonald, whose aging father Black (Charles Bickford) still resents his daughter over the death of her mother during childbirth. After area physician Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres) takes an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 1948
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2006
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Jean Negulseco's melodrama is a moody, well-crafted if outdated saga with a star-making performance from Jane Wyman as a deaf-mute girl, who's raped and bears an illegitimate child.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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A touching, moving film that takes its time and doesn't rely on strident melodramatics to tell its story.

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Christopher Null

Try all you want to make yourself jaded over this, but in the end poor little Belinda wins us all over in the end.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Powerful Jane Wyman performance and Oscar caliber production overall.

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Spencer S.
As a child this film, so bold and brass for its time, scared me with its depiction of the rape of a deaf girl. Still tragically complicated and ultimately a… More
Byron Brubaker
I also seem to be attracted to movies about people with disabilities or special abilities. This movie shows how recently people didn't understand… More
Steven Carrier
While the ending to "Johnny, Belinda" is surprisingly understanding and Jane Wyman's star making and Oscar winning performance is lovely,… More
John Ballantine
Wyman is quite convincing as a deaf-mute girl who is forced to deal with a family that reacts violently to her condition.
jay nixon
jane is great in this atmospheric drama
cody franklin
A nice little film about a young country doctor who meets a deaf girl,teaches her sign language and how to write.Then she gets raped.