• The Miracle Worker (1962)

The Miracle Worker

Release Date: July 28th, 1962

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby, young Helen Keller (Patty Duke) has spent years unable to communicate, leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized, her parents (Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine) contact a school for the blind, which sends half-blind Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) to teach Helen. Helen is initially resistant, but Annie gradually forms a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.

Cast: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine, Kathleen Comegys, Beah Richards, Jack Hollander

Director: Arthur Penn

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Playfilm Productions

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp., United Artists

Keywords: Mother, Inspiring, Quest, Rescue, Transformation, Father, Emotional

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing