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The Miracle Worker (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 October 1979 (USA)
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Young Helen Keller, 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 ... See full summary »

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Young Helen Keller, 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 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. Written by Christina Dunigan <minstrel@wf.net>

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Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as young Helen Keller in the 1962 version, played Anne Sullivan in the 1979 TV version and won an Emmy for it. See more »

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This film version has been underrated by some.
2 May 2003 | by (Watertown, TN) – See all my reviews

I really loved this film, and miss seeing it. It would be wonderful to see it on television and on video. While I agree that Melissa's hair may have been a bit too long, it certainly accentuated the wild look Helen must have had, especially when she struggled against Annie.

It's easy to make comparisons between originals and remakes. I've done it. But, in all fairness, a remake should be viewed with as open a mind as possible. Patty and Melissa both showed great strength and endurance in the "wrestling" scenes. It couldn't have been easy. Anyway, I have always loved the story of Helen Keller, and try not to miss an opportunity to see anything about her. Please try to bring it back, for us. Thanks.


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