The Unconquered (1954)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Illnesses & Disabilities  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Unconquered is a documentary on the life of Helen Keller. Narrated by stage star Katharine Cornell, the film covers Keller's 72 years on Earth, from her overcoming the twin handicaps of deafness and blindness, to her commiserating with the great political and literary figures of the 20th century. Also given generous screen time are the two most important people in Helen's life: her teacher-mentor Annie Sullivan, who died in 1936, and her companion-interpreter Polly Williams. In addition to still pictures and newsreel footage, the film also incorporates clips from Deliverance, a 1919 Helen Keller biopic. Unconquered was later renamed Helen Keller in Her Story and won the 1955 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

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