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The Miracle Worker -- With a script written by William Gibson from his original play, the Miracle Worker tells the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan.
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Release Date:
14 October 1979 (USA) See more »
Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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good movie, actor played their roles very well See more (4 total) »


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Directed by
Paul Aaron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Gibson  play
William Gibson  screenplay

Produced by
Fred Coe .... producer
Barbara Cowan .... associate producer (as Barbara Abeles)
Alan David .... assistant producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Raymond Katz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg 
Cinematography by
Ted Voigtlander 
Film Editing by
Gerald Lee Taylor 
Art Direction by
Kim Swados 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Donna Barrett Gilbert .... hair stylist
Sound Department
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Frank Meadows .... sound mixer (as Frank Meadow)
George E. Marshall Jr. .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lon Massey III .... lighting director
Other crew
Bill McCamey .... on-set nurse

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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The original Broadway production of "The Miracle Worker" opened at the Playhouse Theater on October 19, 1959, ran for 719 performances, and won the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. Anne Bancroft (winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play) and Patty Duke recreated their stage roles in the movie. William Gibson wrote the teleplay, the stage play and the screenplay.See more »
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good movie, actor played their roles very well, 24 February 1999
Author: anonymous

This was a very good movie. Helen was played very well. This movie helps people not take things for granted. It is an incredible story of how anyone is capable of doing anything. Annie was also played very well. She taught Helen many things. The closing scene when Helen realizes that everything has a name is very moving. The love shown between Annie and Helen was really an awesome thing.

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