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Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)

Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.

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Alan Gibson

Writers:

Joseph P. Lash (book), John McGreevey (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blythe Danner ... Anne Sullivan
Mare Winningham ... Helen Keller
Perry King ... John Macy
Vera Miles ... Kate Keller
Jack Warden ... Mark Twain
Peter Cushing ... Professor Charles Copeland
Alexander Knox ... Mr. Gilman
Jeff Harding ... Peter Fagan
Sarah Keller Sarah Keller ... Helen Myers
Alan Tilvern Alan Tilvern ... William Alexander
Billy J. Mitchell ... Harry Webber
Bill Reimbold Bill Reimbold ... Herman Webber
Jerry Harte Jerry Harte ... Lebaron Briggs
Lynn Webster Lynn Webster ... Clara
Ron Berglas ... Jerry
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Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Helen Keller, o Milagre Continua See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last US TV movie for Peter Cushing. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after the Radcliffe graduation ball, when Macy is playing chess with Helen, he stands up startled over an outburst from Annie and knocks most of the chess men over. There is then an edit to a different camera angle and for the rest of the scene the chess men are standing up. See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Great follow-up to a great story
22 December 2006 | by rexb-2See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in a long time. But I remember really enjoying it and that it surprised me how good it was. The production values are generally TV quality. On the other hand, the story is very effective and personal. This was a portion of Keller's life that had not been portrayed often. Mare Winningham and Blythe Danner seem ideal for these roles. I wish it was more readily available for repeat viewing.

I didn't know that Keller went on to such heights of education and socialization. Considering where she came from, the amount of normalcy that she achieved is incredible. But it should never be forgotten that this was due to Annie Sullivan dedicating (and to a large degree substituting) her life so that Helen might have one. What dedication! What devotion! What patience with another struggling human being!


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