The Miracle Worker (1962)
Directed by Arthur Penn
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama | Release Date - May 23, 1962 (USA) | Run Time - 106 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Jason Ankeny
Based on William Gibson's Broadway play and retaining its acclaimed cast, Arthur Penn's The Miracle Worker tells the true story of Helen Keller (Patty Duke), an Alabama girl struck blind and deaf as a baby after an elevated fever. Enter Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft), a partially-blind woman assigned the task of teaching Helen sign language. After first separating Helen from her over-protective parents (Victor Jory and Inga Swenson), Annie begins the arduous process of teaching the girl.
handicap, blindness [physical], communication, deafness, power-struggle, relationship, struggle, teacher
High Artistic Quality