HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: JOHNNY BELINDA (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramatic specials presented by Hallmark. This play concerns the struggles of Belinda, a young deaf woman whose life is transformed when a new physician, Dr. Pelletier, moves to her provincial island town and, refusing to believe that she cannot learn, teaches Belinda sign language. The local townspeople, however, scorn the doctor for his unconventional ideas. When Belinda is raped and becomes pregnant, gossip spreads and Pelletier is rumored to be the father. After the doctor leaves the island for a new position and Belinda's father is murdered, Belinda must fight to maintain custody of her child. Includes commercials.

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which, since 1952, has aired under the title "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: October 13, 1958 Monday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:28:25
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0053
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Deafness
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark products

CREDITS

    • Mildred Freed Alberg … Executive Producer
    • George Schaefer … Producer, Director
    • Robert Hartung … Associate Producer
    • Elmer Harris … Writer
    • Theodore Apstein … Adapted by
    • Bernard Green … Music by
    • Julie Harris … Cast, Belinda
    • Christopher Plummer … Cast, Dr. Jack Pelletier
    • Victor Jory … Cast, Black McDonald
    • Rip Torn … Cast, Locky McCormick
    • Betty Lou Holland … Cast, Stella
    • Joanna Roos … Cast, Maggie
    • Beulah Garrick … Cast, Mrs. Donnet
    • Catherine Proctor … Cast, Mrs. Lutz
    • Boris Marshalov … Cast, Pacquet
    • Henry Sharp … Cast, Dr. Gordon
    • John Cecil Holm … Cast, The Sheriff
    • Rocco Bufano … Cast, Andy
    • Gregory Morton … Cast, The Fiddler