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The Miracle Worker (1962)

PG-13 106 min - Drama - 22 May 1962
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The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.

Director:  Arthur Penn
Stars:  Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine, Kathleen Comegys, John Bliss, William F. Haddock, Judith Lowry, Helen Ludlam, Beah Richards

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The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.



Tagline: An emotional earthquake!

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  22 May 1962

Box Office

Budget:  $500,000
Revenue:  $2,500,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Playfilm Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 46 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTRESS — Anne Bancroft {“Annie Sullivan”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE  — Patty Duke {“Helen Keller”}
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) — Ruth Morley
DIRECTING — Arthur Penn
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — William Gibson


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