The Miracle Worker (1962)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Patty Duke)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White
Academy Award for Best Director (Arthur Penn)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (William Gibson)Award details: (details at IMDb)
The Miracle Worker is a 1962 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn. The screenplay by William Gibson is based on his 1959 play of the same title, which originated as a 1957 broadcast of the television anthology series Playhouse 90. Gibson's original source material was The Story of My Life, the 1902 autobiography of Helen Keller. The film went on to be an instant critical success and a moderate commercial success. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director for Arthur Penn, and won two awards, Best Actress for Anne Bancroft and Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke. The Miracle Worker also holds a perfect 100% score from the movie critics site Rotten Tomatoes.