The Miracle Worker

"William Gibson's play (he also wrote the screenplay) has been performed all over the world. His account of a few weeks in the life of seven-year-old Helen Keller who, as is generally known, was born deaf and blind, is not easy to transpose from stage to screen. (...) Nevertheless, Penn has succeeded; cutting the stage dialogue by half for his film adaptation, he has above all created a film of remarkable cinematographic power. (...) So there are new approaches to directing and photography? (...) THE MIRACLE WORKER is a film about discipline, about conquering the animalistic tendencies of an unhappy young creature who has no feeling for time or space." (Bert Reisfeld, Die Welt, 14.1.1962)
by Arthur Penn
with Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jary
USA 1961/62 106’ empfohlen ab 12 Jahren

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