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  Johnny Belinda | theatre australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
There is no question that the casti and crewi of Johnny Belinda have been taken on a remarkable journey of discovery into the world of sound deprivation through their telling of the story of a deaf girl in a remote community in Nova Scotia.
Sarah, who plays the part of Belinda, does not utter a sound throughout the entire play, yet through her incredibly expressive facial movements and body language, the audiencei is never in any doubt as to what she would say if she could speak or her reactions to each situation.
Belinda, in particular, has a very passionate nature and in a minor point of criticism, I would have been more convinced of their love to see that reflected in their farewell scene, which was played out in a display of tenderness but devoid of longing.
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 Johnny Belinda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Belinda begins to blossom as the doctor helps draw her out of her isolation and into a world where she can communicate at least with those in her household..
In a hastily assembled town meeting, the Town Officials decide that Johnny shouldn't be left in the care of someone who is mentally deficient (a mis-diagnosis from Belinda's childhood which has haunted her despite the fact that her problem was deafness/muteness).
Nominated for eleven Academy Awards, Johnny Belinda is an extraordinary film with four flawless central performances, beginning with Wyman, who unforgettable as Belinda, a role that initially requires her to convey her emotions through her eyes and facial expressions.
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 Amazon.com: Johnny Belinda: DVD: Jane Wyman,Lew Ayres,Charles Bickford,Agnes Moorehead,Stephen McNally,Jan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
When Robert takes Belinda to see a specialist in the city, he discovers that she is pregnant Unfortunately Belinda ends up pregnant, a fact that Robert discovers when he takes her to a hearing specialist in the big city.
Because Belinda won't name the man who attacked her, the townspeople - who are mostly a bunch of god-fearing, intolerant old biddies - quickly assume that Robert is the father.
Wyman avoids going for the grand gestures, playing Belinda with a mixture of quiet sensitivity and respect, and her supporting cast are equally as strong, especially the wonderful Agnes Moorehead who steadily warms to her vulnerable young niece as the story progresses.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Johnny Belinda at Epinions.com
Belinda Macdonald (Jane Wyman) lives in a small Canadian fishing village with her father (Charles Bickford) and aunt Aggie (Agnes Moorehead).
Belinda can't say who, because she has blocked the rape from her mind.
Belinda is a caring mother, but the townspeople don't believe 'The Dummy' can provide for him.
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 Johnny Belinda (1948 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnny Belinda is a 1948 film based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris.
It is the story of a deaf girl, Belinda McDonald, who is befriended by the new doctor, Dr. Robert Richardson, who comes to the area of Cape Breton Island in far eastern Canada, at the end of the nineteenth century.
Belinda tries to block his path; he shoves her down and heads up the stairs.
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 DVD Savant Review: Johnny Belinda
Johnny Belinda is that rare animal, a heart-warming sentimental story that doesn't tax one's intelligence, even if it does take a few melodramatic turns on its way.
Belinda is perhaps in her early twenties but has never been to town or known people besides her stern but good-hearted father.
The Belinda character strikes a positive chord in viewers yearning for reasons to give a damn about the world, as Belinda's response to the promise of life is both natural and beautiful.
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 Screen Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Despite initial resistance from her father and aunt, Belinda quickly learns how to communicate with others, opening a whole, wonderful new world for her.
If the ending seems a bit ambiguous, it is because director Jean Negulesco intended it that way, allowing the viewer to draw his or her own conclusion regarding Belinda's future relationship with her mentor Dr. Richardson.
Upon accepting her Oscar, Jane Wyman commented on the fact that she accomplished this feat through the simple expedient of "keeping my mouth shut." But there is nothing simple or facile in Wyman's astonishing performance as Belinda, which far outclasses the actresses who repeated the role in the two TV remakes.
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 Johnny Belinda
Jean Negulesco's Johnny Belinda (1948) is a decidedly frank little film from Warner Brothers that provides a very compelling portrait of a mute, Belinda MacDonald played with uncharacteristic charm and depth by Jane Wyman.
Richardson begins to understand Belinda's isolation, teach her sign language, and invest himself in restoring her to the community at large.
Unable to speak her mind, Belinda accepts her lot in life, bears the child and begins to raise him on the farm.
www.mediascreen.com /j/johnnybelinda.htm   (465 words)

 Johnny Belinda (1982) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The little shelter Belinda lives in suddenly shines with hope;Richard Thomas plays a visiting aid worker, and he teaches her sign language.
When Kyle,played by Dennis Quaid,abuses and rapes Belinda during a town party,Belinda's father has his suspicions about this "new guy in town"; The secret is revealed that his daughter is pregnant.
Although Arquette appears to be a helpless waif, she is determined to fight for her child.
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 The Austin Chronicle Screens: Review - Johnny Belinda, Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows
She is raped by the town bully, bears his child, and is ostracized by the community, as is the doctor, who is suspected of fathering the child.
Unintentional humor is added when it becomes apparent that poor Belinda must have been pregnant for a very long time, since she gives birth to an extraordinarily large infant who is clearly several months old.
In Johnny Belinda, Moorehead is the stern taskmaster, in Magnificent Obsession, she is a caring friend and nurse -- the sort of role she repeated often.
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 goatdog's movies - Johnny Belinda, 1948
Belinda's transformation catches the eye of Locky McCormick (Stephen McNally), a local tough and ne'er-do-well who wants to marry Dr. Richardson's assistant Stella (Jan Stirling) because she's inherited a pile of money from a dead uncle.
Locky's not averse to straying from his beloved, nor is he above raping Belinda when his pathetic entreaties—in a superbly creepy and well-done scene involving his attempts to play a violin for her—fail to win her over.
Because Belinda won't name the man who attacked her, the townspeople quickly assume that Robert is the poltroon in question.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Johnny Belinda
While Johnny Belinda is a thriller at times, this DVD has one of the most misleading covers in film history.
Deaf and dumb, Belinda is known as "the dummy" to her whole community, though she helps out as best she can around the mill.
Also, Belinda isn't able to report on what happened to her because she blocked it from her memory.
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 Johnny Belinda (1948 b 102')   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Robert tells Aggie that Belinda is going to have a child, and he asks her to help.
Aggie tells Black why Belinda can't work hard, and he asks Belinda who the father is. Robert tells Belinda she is going to be a mother.
Belinda is acquitted because she was protecting her child.
www.san.beck.org /MM/1948/JohnnyBelinda.html   (457 words)

 dOc DVD Review: Johnny Belinda (1948)
Johnny Belinda is not well remembered today, but hopefully its DVD release will spark renewed interest in this exceptional drama.
Johnny Belinda starts out as a quiet, slice-of-life character study, as Negulesco gently develops the tender relationship between Dr. Richardson and Belinda.
A subtle, heartfelt drama, Johnny Belinda deserves to be rediscovered and appreciated anew, and thankfully, Warner's fine DVD release affords us the opportunity to do just that.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showreview.php3?ID=8335   (1251 words)

 Johnny Belinda 2004
'Johnny Belinda' is an inspiring, heart warming story of a mother’s love.
Local prejudice threatens Belinda who is referred to as “The Dummy”.
Elmer Harris wrote 'Johnny Belinda' with wonderful humour and insight.
www.guildtheatre.com.au /johnny-belinda.htm   (142 words)

 "Great To Be Nominated” Film Series to Continue with “Johnny Belinda”
In her Academy Award®-winning performance as Belinda, Jane Wyman stars with Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford and Agnes Moorehead.
Inclusive of “Johnny Belinda,” there are 10 screening dates remaining in Part Two.
Tickets for each screening may be purchased on an individual basis at a cost of $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid identification.
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 Johnny Belinda ,DVD ,Full Screen, Original Aspect Ratio - 1.33
Life is hard on MacDonald farm in stony, windswept Nova Scotia - and harder for young Belinda, a deaf mute whose affliction has been confused with mental deficiency.
Jane Wyman won the Best Actress Academy Award for her sensitive portrayal of Belinda, capturing the girl's affecting isolation, awakening desire to learn and ultimate triumph.
Directed by Jean Negulesco and co-starring Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford and Agnes Moorehead (all four Oscar nominees* for their fine work), Johnny Belinda (nominated for a total 11 Oscars including Best Picture) blends atmosphere, nuance and high drama into a heartbreaking classic.
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 Johnny Belinda - Moviefone
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 "Great To Be Nominated" Film Series to Continue with "Johnny Belinda" | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
"Johnny Belinda," the film adaptation of the Broadway play about a mistreated deaf girl living on a Canadian island stars, Jane Wyman, who won an Academy Award® for her performance as Belinda, along with Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford and Agnes Moorehead.
In 1948 Best Picture nominee "Johnny Belinda," Jane Wyman (left, as Belinda) stars alongside Charles Bickford (as Black McDonald) and Agnes Moorehead (as Aggie McDonald) in Jean Negulesco's film adaptation of the Broadway play.
Lew Ayres and Jane Wyman star as Dr. Robert Richardson and Belinda McDonald, respectively, in the 1948 Best Picture nominee "Johnny Belinda." The film earned a total of 12 Oscar® nominations, and Wyman received the Best Actress Oscar for her performance.
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 Amazon.ca: Johnny Belinda: DVD: Jean Negulesco,Robert Wise,Lew Ayres,Barbara Bates,Charles Bickford,Monte Blue,James ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The subjects of rape, an illegitimate baby and pre-marital sex were hardly common themes in movies of that era, and this film handles it with aplomb and class.
The weakness of the film is that Belinda is assailed from all sides constantly; her lot in life is hard enough to begin with, but she is thrown one vicious curve after another.
Johnny Belinda has been my absolute FAVORITE film for at least 40 years!
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 johnny-belinda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
JOHNNY BELINDA (1948) B/W 103m dir: Jean Negulesco
From Variety 's review of the film: "Johnny Belinda is a story that easily could have become a display of scenery-chewing theatrics.
It has its theatrics but they spring from a rather earnest development of story fundamentals, tastefully handled.
yorty.sonoma.edu /filmfrog/reviews/j/johnny-belinda.html   (177 words)

 Johnny Belinda Trivia -- notstarring.com
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 Johnny Belinda (1948) Unofficial Movie Site - Trailers Review DVD Poster Soundtrack
Johnny Belinda There was temptation in her helpless silenceand then torment.
Johnny Belinda (1948);: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford,...
JOHNNY BELINDA (1948); reviews from the nation's top critics and audiences.
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The very best prints available will be screened at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, one of the finest screening facilities in the world.
JOHNNY BELINDA (1948) starring Jane Wyman and Lew Ayres
Presented in a brand new print, this Broadway play about a mistreated deaf girl living on a Canadian island became a box-office smash under Jean Negulesco’s direction, with Jane Wyman giving the (Oscar-winning) performance of her life as Belinda, supported by Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford and Agnes Moorhead.
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 Amazon.com: Johnny Belinda (1948): Video: Jane Wyman,Lew Ayres,Charles Bickford,Agnes Moorehead,Stephen McNally,Jan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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Jane Wyman as Belinda McDonald, Lew Ayres as Dr. Robert Richardson, Charles Bickford as Black McDonald, Agnes Moorehead as Aggie McDonald, Stephen McNally as Locky McCormick, Jan Sterling as Stella McCormick, Rosalind Ivan as Mrs.
McKee, Alan Napier as Defense Attorney, Jane Wyman as Belinda McDonald, Lew Ayres as Dr. Robert Richardson, Charles Bickford as Black McDonald, Agnes Moorehead as Aggie McDonald, Stephen McNally as Locky McCormick, Jan Sterling as Stella McCormick, Rosalind Ivan as Mrs.
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 Classic Coming Attractions by Barrie Maxwell
The story concerns a young deaf mute woman, Belinda McDonald, living with her father and aunt on a farm on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Also contributing substantially to the film's strong acting was Lew Ayres as the doctor, Charles Bickford as Belinda's father, Agnes Moorehead as her aunt, and Jan Sterling as McCormick's eventual wife.
When filming was completed, the cast and crew all believed they had achieved something special, but Jack Warner's lack of belief in the film's box office potential placed it in limbo for nearly a year until it was finally released in autumn 1948.
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 Johnny Belinda - Drama Classic Movies on DVD (1948) - Warner Bros. Home Video : Oldies.com
Johnny Belinda - Drama Classic Movies on DVD (1948) - Warner Bros. Home Video : Oldies.com
"JOHNNY BELINDA finds Negulesco at his thoughtful, tasteful best, working through clear but unobtrusive visual clues to tell his story."
By the time the production of the film was over, Jane Wyman and husband Ronald Reagan were getting divorced.
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 Johnny Belinda (1948) Movie Review - RopeofSilicon.com
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