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The Unconquered (1954)

This tremendously moving saga, starring Helen Keller playing her own role, is brought to the screen with the help of such notables as Katherine Cornell, Martha Graham and Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Nancy Hamilton
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Katharine Cornell Katharine Cornell ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Keller ... Self
Polly Thompson Polly Thompson ... Self (Helen Keller's companion)


This documentary chronicles the life of Helen Keller, who was struck by an illness as a young child that left her both blind and deaf. Aided by her devoted teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller is able to develop ways to communicate and becomes an author and advocate. Made when Keller was 72 years old, this film, directed by Nancy Hamilton and narrated by actress Katharine Cornell, features old and recent footage of Keller as her remarkable journey leads her to meet President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Written by Jwelch5742

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Insights into the Lives of Two Remarkable Women!
9 August 2001 | by blue-7See all my reviews

While there is nothing fancy about this Academy Award 1955 documentary, HELEN KELLER IN HER STORY is a fascinating opportunity to both hear and see Helen Keller and her remarkable teacher, Anne Sullivan. Using newsreel footage; scenes from a 1919 silent film, DELIVERANCE (that both appeared in); and newly recorded footage, this documentary will give the viewer a rare opportunity to better understand the achievements of two very remarkable women. This is the perfect companion to the 1962 feature film, THE MIRACLE WORKER with Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. These two films, along with Helen Keller's own book, THE STORY OF MY LIFE, will give you a marvelous insight into one of the most inspiring true stories ever recorded. HELEN KELLER IN HER STORY also give you a chance to walk with Helen Keller at her own home and meet some of the world famous people that she influenced. A VERY VALUABLE RECORD!

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15 June 1954 (USA) See more »

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