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The Miracle Worker

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Original title
The Miracle Worker
Running time
107 min.
United States United States
William Gibson (Theater: William Gibson)
Laurence Rosenthal
Ernesto Caparros (B&W)
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Playfilm Productions. Distributed by United Artists
Drama | Biography. Education. Disability. Deafness. Blindness
Movie Groups
Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan
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.
1962: 2 Academy Awards: Actress (Bancroft), Supporting Actress (Duke). 3 Nominations
1962: Golden Globe: Golden Globes: Most Promising Newcomer - Female (Duke). 4 Nom.
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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