The Miracle Worker (1979)

 

 

Director: Paul Aaron
Writers: William Gibson (play) William Gibson (screenplay)

Release Date: 14 October 1979 (USA)

Plot:
The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed off from the world, Helen cannot communicate with anyone, nor anyone with her. Often frustrated and desperate, Helen flies into uncontrollable rages and tantrums that terrify her hopeless family. The gifted teacher Annie Sullivan is summoned by the family to help the girl understand the world from which she is isolated, freeing Helen Keller from her internal prison forever.

 

 

 

 

 

Credited Cast:

Patty Duke ... Anne Sullivan
Diana Muldaur ... Kate Keller
Charles Siebert ... Captain Keller
Anne Seymour ... Aunt Ev
Stanley Wells ... James Keller
Melissa Gilbert ... Helen Keller
Hilda Haynes ... Viney
Titos Vandis ... Anagnos
Byron Green ... Percy
Noniece Williams ... Martha
Jonathan Gilbert ... Jimmy
James Lee Canady ... Servant