Initial release1984 Running time1h 40m GenresDrama, Biographical film
WriterJoseph P. Lash (book), John McGreevey (teleplay) CastBlythe Danner (Anne Sullivan), Mare Winningham (Helen Keller), Perry King (John Macy), Vera Miles (Kate Keller), Jack Warden (Mark Twain), Peter Cushing (Professor Charles Copeland) Similar moviesRelated Alan Gibson movies
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Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues is a 1984 made-for-television biographical film and a semi-sequel to the 1979 television version of The Miracle Worker. It is a drama based on the life of Helen Keller and premiered in syndication on April 23, 1984 as part of Operation Prime Time syndicated programming.
The film covers the period of Keller's life from her college years at Radcliffe through her writing of The Story of My Life assisted by John Macy, who falls in love with and marries Keller's teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan. Helen wants to live a full life but is hampered by her actual disabilities and by people's attitudes and beliefs about the disabled at that time. Sullivan is hampered by psychological problems from her own past, as well as by her symbiotic, almost codependent bond with Helen, which affects Macy to the extent that he eventually self-destructs into alcoholism. Keller and Sullivan raise money by going on the road with a lecture tour where they describe her education.