The Miracle Continues

Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues is a 1984 American made-for-television biographical film and a semi-sequel to the 1979 television version of The Miracle Worker. It is a drama based on the life of Helen Keller and premiered in syndication on April 23, 1984 as part of Operation Prime Time syndicated programming.

Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
Based onHelen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash
Written byJohn McGreevey
Directed byAlan Gibson
StarringBlythe Danner
Mare Winningham
Perry King
Vera Miles
Music byJ. A. C. Redford
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)David Lawrence
CinematographyFrank Watts
Editor(s)John Farrell
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Castle Combe
DistributorOperation Prime Time
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseApril 23, 1984


The book film covers the period of Helen Keller's life from her college years at Radcliffe through her writing of The Story of My Life assisted by John Macy, who falls in love with and marries Keller's teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan. Helen wants to live a full life but is hampered by her actual disabilities and by people's attitudes and beliefs about the disabled at that time. Sullivan is hampered by psychological problems from her own past, as well as by her symbiotic, almost codependent bond with Helen, which affects Macy to the extent that he eventually self-destructs into alcoholism. Keller and Sullivan raise money by going on the road with a lecture tour where they describe her education.


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