History Theatre / TheMiracleWorker

22nd Apr '16 5:55:14 AM MasoTey
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6th Nov '15 5:23:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* CastingGag: Patty Duke played Helen to Anne Bancroft's Annie in both the Broadway version and the 1962 film, and then played Annie in the 1979 film, opposite Melissa Gilbert's Helen.
16th Jun '15 9:28:21 PM KyleJacobs
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* TheHandicappedAndTheHelper: Likely the TropeMaker. The RealLife Anne Sullivan was herself visually impaired enough to go to schools for the blind, and was completely blind in later life.

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* TheHandicappedAndTheHelper: HandyHelper: Likely the TropeMaker. The RealLife Anne Sullivan was herself visually impaired enough to go to schools for the blind, and was completely blind in later life.
10th Jun '15 8:30:13 PM redandready45
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* CastingGag: Patty Duke played Helen to Anne Bancroft's Annie in both the Broadway version and the 1962 film, and then played Annie in the 1979 film, opposite Melissa Gilbert's Helen.* CorporalPunishment: Annie slaps Helen when Helen hits her.

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* CastingGag: Patty Duke played Helen to Anne Bancroft's Annie in both the Broadway version and the 1962 film, and then played Annie in the 1979 film, opposite Melissa Gilbert's Helen.Helen.
* CorporalPunishment: Annie slaps Helen when Helen hits her.


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--> '''Helen''':''(to James)'' Spanish monks under a vow of silence, which I wish you'd take!
18th May '15 4:46:04 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* CorporalPunishment: Annie slaps Helen when Helen hits her.

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* CastingGag: Patty Duke played Helen to Anne Bancroft's Annie in both the Broadway version and the 1962 film, and then played Annie in the 1979 film, opposite Melissa Gilbert's Helen.* CorporalPunishment: Annie slaps Helen when Helen hits her.
30th Apr '15 9:21:29 AM HiddenWindshield
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* SanDimasTime: Anne is given two weeks to work alone with Helen in the cottage house. Anne doesn't think that's enough time, but she eventually agrees nonetheless.
8th Jan '15 10:20:51 PM SharleeD
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: James Keller starts off the film as an apparent {{JerkAss}} who cares little for his half-sister, recommending that she be sent off to an asylum, and is rather condescending to Anne in his reference to her as someone else "to look after" after discovering that she's partially blind. That said, as the film goes on and Helen's gradual process in communicating becomes clear, James softens somewhat and sees Anne's presence as beneficial. It gets to the point where, right after his father insists on having her removed again in the film's climax, James actually defends Anne's methods and [[CallTheOldManOut calls his father out]] on finally being wrong for once in his life.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: James Keller starts off the film as an apparent {{JerkAss}} who cares little for his half-sister, recommending that she be sent off to an asylum, and is rather condescending to Anne in his reference to her as someone else "to look after" after discovering that she's partially blind. That said, as the film goes on and Helen's gradual process in communicating becomes clear, James softens somewhat and sees Anne's presence as beneficial. It gets to the point where, right after his father insists on having her removed again in the film's climax, James actually defends Anne's methods and [[CallTheOldManOut [[CallingTheOldManOut calls his father out]] on finally being wrong for once in his life.
4th Jan '15 4:53:21 PM haloinsider
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* HiddenDepths: The whole premise of the film helps to show off how much Helen emulates this, in-universe. Additionally, James Keller (Helen's condescending step-brother) also demonstrates this in the film's climax, being the only one to realize that Helen's attempts at misbehaving are just a way of testing Anne. See JerkWithAHeartOfGold, below.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: James Keller starts off the film as an apparent {{JerkAss}} who cares little for his half-sister, recommending that she be sent off to an asylum, and is rather condescending to Anne in his reference to her as someone else "to look after" after discovering that she's partially blind. That said, as the film goes on and Helen's gradual process in communicating becomes clear, James softens somewhat and sees Anne's presence as beneficial. It gets to the point where, right after his father insists on having her removed again in the film's climax, James actually defends Anne's methods and [[CallTheOldManOut calls his father out]] on finally being wrong for once in his life.
5th Apr '14 9:06:02 AM gallium
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* DawsonCasting: Patty Duke and Melissa Gilbert were both teenagers when they played 6-year-old Helen.
** Averted by Hallie Kate Eisenberg, who was 7 at the time of filming.
** Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke and Alison Elliott were all in their early 30s when they played 20-year-old Anne Sullivan.



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: Anne Sullivan is [[TheGraduate Mrs. Robinson]]. Helen Keller is [[LittleHouseOnThePrairie Laura Ingalls]] and the kid from the Pepsi commercials.

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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: TheHandicappedAndTheHelper: Likely the TropeMaker. The RealLife Anne Sullivan is [[TheGraduate Mrs. Robinson]]. Helen Keller is [[LittleHouseOnThePrairie Laura Ingalls]] was herself visually impaired enough to go to schools for the blind, and the kid from the Pepsi commercials.was completely blind in later life.
23rd Dec '13 8:48:32 PM tyrekecorrea
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* SanDimasTime: Anne is given two weeks to work alone with Helen in the cottage house. Anne doesn't think that's enough time, but she eventually agrees nonetheless.
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