The Miracle Worker

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 8.1 10 14

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Andrew Prine as Mayor Charlie Lawton
Anne Bancroft as Helene Hanff
Beah Richards as Viney - Keller Maid
Patty Duke as Natalie Miller
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106 min
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106 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ilikeimdb 10 / 10 / 10

This Isn't a Top 250 Movie?!? It Should Be!

I haven't seen acting like this in a long time! Patty Duke's portrayal of young Helen Keller shocked me with its intensity, rightness, and sensitivity. Anne Bancroft also played a tough role and did so brilliantly. The other supporting roles were, of course, a bit stilted in the traditional Southern way, but added to the drama nonetheless. I still gave this movie a "10" despite having issues with the way director Penn handled the flashback scenes...a bit cheesy and not quite in keeping with the underlying plot in all cases. That said, the dinner scene with Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft is 100%+ riveting in a way seldom seen and the movie deserves its accolades just for that scene alone.

Reviewed by Marz88 10 / 10 / 10

Violent, annoying, silly

So much physical violence: Patty Duke on Anne Bancroft (with seemingly no restrictions on how much she was allowed to swing her (heavy) arms around!); and Anne on Patty (but Patty mostly deserved the beatings - hahaha!). Violence was also inflicted on the viewer's ears by the parents' over-acted yelling and screaming. Unbelievably annoying. How most people in the 1960s could think that was normal, and how people today can watch it and then give it such a high score on IMDb is difficult to understand. ...and whether Patty was fighting with Anne or not, why have sooooo many breakable items around the house for "Hellen" (Patty) to break? It felt like such a silly oversight, that it seemed as if the set decorator and/or director realized their error only after they shot the scenes. I'm sure many of us watching the movie wanted to knock Patty out cold for breaking so much - and for nearly scratching out Anne's eyes (for real) on a couple of occasions. I did think Anne's performance was good - probably deserving that Oscar win.

Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg 10 / 10 / 10

there's so much to tell about Helen Keller

You've no doubt heard of Helen Keller. The deaf, mute, blind girl who overcame her impairments to achieve greatness. What you might not know about is her childhood struggle. Arthur Penn's adaptation of William Gibson's play tells that story. Patty Duke plays the socially isolated girl put under the tutelage of Anne Sullivan (Anne Bancroft). The breakfast scene is truly the movie's high point, showing how difficult the process was for both of them. Believe me, both Bancroft and Duke deserved their Oscars for the roles. Penn continued his directorial career with "Bonnie and Clyde", "Alice's Restaurant" and "Little Big Man". Back in the '90s I saw a production of "The Miracle Worker" in a local theater. Obviously seeing it as a stage production is more intense, since you feel as if you're there with them, but the movie is still a masterpiece. I hope that there's one day a movie about Helen Keller's adult life, showing how she fought for social justice (among other things, she helped found the ACLU, and she came out against Woodrow Wilson's invasion of Russia). After Patty Duke died last year, I was reading an article about her and it showed a photo of her meeting Helen Keller around the time that the movie got released. I wonder what it was like for Keller to learn that there was a movie made about her childhood, since she obviously couldn't watch or hear the movie.

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