The Miracle Worker

The Miracle WorkerBBBB

(out of 5)


A bit melodramatic at times, this biography of Helen Keller and how she was brought into the world of knowledge by her teacher is an unforgettable drama.  shines as Annie Sullivan, the caring and sensitive teacher whose tough methods with Keller (played by a riveting ) helped her become the influential woman that won over the world.  Born both blind and deaf, Keller was treated as little more than a dog by her family, left to pick up table scraps from their meals and treated indifferently in every possible way. Sullivan arrives from the Perkins Institute at the request of the family and, half-blind herself, manages to give Keller an ability to communicate and a direction for her life. Duke later played the older part in a TV-movie remake.


Playfilm Productions

USA, 1962

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play, adapted from the book The Story of My Life by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Academy Awards
Best Actress (Anne Bancroft as “Annie Sullivan”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Patty Duke as “Helen Keller”)

Nominations
Best Costume Design (Black-And-White) (Ruth Morley)
Best Directing (Arthur Penn)
Best Writing (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) (William Gibson)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Anne Bancroft)
Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Patty Duke


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