• Unrated, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama, Classics
  • Directed By:
    Arthur Penn
    In Theaters:
    Jul 28, 1962 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 6, 2001
  • MGM Home Entertainment

Critic Review - Village Voice

The centerpiece is a one-room, nine-minute war of attrition, as a tutor (Anne Bancroft) imposes table manners on her feral charge (Patty Duke). It's a heaving, shin-cracking donnybrook, done with complete commitment.

November 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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Laurence W.

Laurence Wagner

Not just an inspirational movie, this is one of the greatest movies ever made. It also has one the funniest long scenes in a movie ever made, when the teacher decides blind, deaf Helen must learn to have manners at the dinner table. What comes next is perhaps the best and funniest battle of wills ever filmed.

Watch this movie. Buy it. Share it.

And know Helen Keller went on to college later, learned to speak, and gave motivational speeches for the handicapped around the world. Anne Sullivan worked with Helen for decades as her teacher.

Jun 12 - 08:41 AM

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