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Thumbnail for The Miracle Worker (1962) The Miracle Worker (1962)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Notable as: Biographical filmGenre: Biographical film, Costume drama, Film adaptation, DramaRuntime: 98 - 107 minutesLanguage: English, American SignCountry: United StatesDirector: Arthur PennScreenwriter: William GibsonMusic: Laurence RosenthalStars: Andrew Prine, Victor Jory, Kathleen Comegys, Anne Bancroft, Inga Swenson, Patty Duke, Maribel Ayuso, Dale Ellen Bethea, John Bliss, Grant Code Producer: Fred CoeAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Anne Bancroft)
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)
Description

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.


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