Although it gets overplayed and way too dramatic sometimes, it's a beautiful conventional movie. It did not touch me as much as I thought it would - but the story is so strong by its own I guess it couldn't be a bland film. It's a language student screen orgasm for sure.
Classic performance film featuring two oscar winning performances from Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan and Patty Duke as Helen Keller. Powerful in that it never gives in to sentiment and takes us along for the battle between a steadfast teacher and her pupil who she believes has an inner awaremess trying to get out. Much parodied over the years but is still a story with some real weight. ...there is a name for it..