The Miracle Worker Movies & Media Adaptations

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The Miracle Worker was originally written for television and produced on CBS's Playhouse 90 in February of 1957. Teresa Wright starred as Annie and Patty McCormack portrayed Helen.

The film version of The Miracle Worker was produced in 1962 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was adapted by Gibson himself, directed by Arthur Perm, and stars Anne Bancroft as Annie and Patty Duke as Helen both leads in the original Broadway production of the play. The film is available on videocassette.

The 1979 television remake of The Miracle Worker, which stars Patty Duke as the teacher Anme and Melissa Gilbert as Helen, is available on videocassette from Warner Home Video. The production bears noting, as the same script used for the original Playhouse 90 production was used for this remake.

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