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Director  Paul Aaron
Duration  
Music director  Billy Goldenberg
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  1h 38m
Country  United States
The Miracle Worker (1979 film) movie poster
Release date  October 14, 1979 (1979-10-14)
Writer  William Gibson (play), William Gibson (screenplay)
Nominations  Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film
Cast  Patty Duke (Anne Sullivan), Diana Muldaur (Kate Keller), Diana Muldaur (Captain Keller), Anne Seymour (Aunt Ev), Stanley Wells (James Keller), Melissa Gilbert (Helen Keller)
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The Miracle Worker is a 1979 American made-for-television biographical film based on the 1959 play of the same title by William Gibson, which originated as a 1957 broadcast of the television anthology series Playhouse 90. Gibson's original source material was The Story of My Life, the 1902 autobiography of Helen Keller. The play was adapted for the screen before, in 1962.

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The film is based on the life of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan's struggles to teach her. It starred Patty Duke (who played Helen Keller in the original 1962 film, for which she won the Oscar) as Annie Sullivan and Melissa Gilbert as Helen Keller. It produced a TV sequel, Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues in 1984.

Helen keller water scene from the miracle worker


Plot

Young Helen Keller (Melissa Gilbert), blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan (Patty Duke) to tutor their daughter. Through persistence and love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.

Cast

  • Melissa Gilbert as Helen Keller
  • Patty Duke as Anne Sullivan
  • Charles Siebert as Captain Arthur H. Keller
  • Diana Muldaur as Katherine Adams Keller
  • Stanley Wells as James Keller
  • Anne Seymour as Aunt Evelyn
  • Hilda Haynes as Viney
  • Byron Green as Percy
  • Noniece Williams as Martha
  • Titos Vandis as Anagnos
  • Jonathan Gilbert as Jimmy
  • The miracle worker 1979 1 3 highlights


    References

    The Miracle Worker (1979 film) Wikipedia
    The Miracle Worker (1979 film) IMDb The Miracle Worker (1979 film) themoviedb.org


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