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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor’s efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.
1949 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
1949 | 11 nominations including: Best Picture
1948 | Winner: Top Ten Films
1949 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)
I forgot that I'd seen most of this one before. Love Lew Ayres and Agnes Moorehead in general, and Jane Wyman's performance is good enough here that I can forgive her for an hour or two for marrying Ronald Reagan. Good film.
The message is "even rape has good consequences". Epic fail.
Troubling politics but good filmmaking.