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Jane Wyman became the first person, actor or actress since the silent era to win an Oscar without uttering a word, after sound was created, just before The Jazz Singer (1927) was filmed.
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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 (1970).
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Widely considered to be the first Hollywood film to openly tackle the subject of rape.
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With 12 nominations, the most nominated film of its year.
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Stephen McNally, who played the heinous Locky in the film, actually played the saintly doctor in the Broadway production.
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The second film to be nominated for all the top 6 Academy Awards - Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director. Other films to feature in this unique pantheon are William Wyler's Mrs. Miniver (1942) (the first to receive this accolade), Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd. (1950), Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (1953), Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), Sidney Lumet's _Network_, Hal Ashby's Coming Home (1978), Warren Beatty's Reds (1981) and two by David O. Russell - _Silver Linings Playbook_ and American Hustle (2013).
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Although set in Nova Scotia, the film was actually made in California.
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Max Steiner received an Oscar nomination for his score, one of 10 that he provided for movies in 1948. Other notable films from that banner year that benefited from his input included two for John Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Key Largo (1948).
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The original Broadway production of "Johnny Belinda" by Elmer Harris opened at the Belasco Theater and ran for 321 performances.
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