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The Miracle Worker

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Original title
The Miracle Worker
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Gibson (Theater: William Gibson)
Music
Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography
Ernesto Caparros (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Playfilm Productions. Distributed by United Artists
Genre
Drama | Biography. Education. Disability. Impaired Hearing
Synopsis / Plot
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.
Awards
1962: 2 Academy Awards: Actress (Bancroft), Supporting Actress (Duke). 3 Nominations
1962: 3 nominations for Golden Globe: Drama, Actress (Bancroft), Supp. Actress (Duke)
1962: BAFTA Awards: Foreign Actress (Bancroft). Nominated for Best Film from any Source
1962: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1962: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1962: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Best actress (Bancroft)
1962: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Actress (Bancroft), OCIC Award (Penn)
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