My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Johnny Belinda


(out of 5)

 won an Academy Award for her sensitive portrayal of a deaf-mute woman in Nova Scotia who bears a child after being raped by a local bad guy. At first her shocked family think that she has behaved improperly, but when they learn the truth they decide to support her as best as they can, even in light of Wyman’s decision to keep the child and raise it. This early attempt at dealing with disabilities is slightly patronizing and mawkish, but Wyman’s honest performance keeps it grounded and doesn’t allow anything to get too hammy.

Warner Bros.

USA, 1948

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the stage play by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1948

Golden Globe Awards 1948


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