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The Miracle Worker

1962 Rated NR 1hr 46m

A bout with scarlet fever has rendered Helen Keller (Patty Duke) blind, deaf and mute. When her parents can no longer cope with the feral girl's tantrums, they call in inexperienced but innovative teacher Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft). Though Helen perceives sign language as a finger game, Annie's unflagging tutelage ultimately awakens in her charge the concept of words. Bancroft (Best Actress) and Duke (Supporting Actress) won Oscars for their work.

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Movie Details

1963 BAFTA®
1963 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1963 Academy Award®
  • Best Actress: Anne Bancroft
  • Best Supporting Actress: Patty Duke
  • Best Costume Design Black and White nominee
  • Best Director nominee: Arthur Penn
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1


Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer.