Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962] Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962]

Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962] Movie: The Miracle Worker [1962]

James Keller:
How old was he, your brother Jimmy?



Annie Sullivan:
Helen's age.



James Keller:
How did he die?



Annie Sullivan:
He had a tubercular hip. We made quite a pair, me blind and him with his crutch.



James Keller:
When did he die?



Annie Sullivan:
Eleven years ago this May.



James Keller:
And you've had no one to dream about since?



Annie Sullivan:
No, one's enough.



James Keller:
You don't let go of things easily, do you? You'd be quite a handsome girl if it weren't for your eyes. No one's told you?



Annie Sullivan:
Everyone. You'd be quite a gentleman if it weren't for your manners.



James Keller:
You wouldn't say that if you didn't have your glasses on. How will you win her hand now, in this place?



Annie Sullivan:
I don't know. I lost my temper, and here we are. I'm counting on her. That little head is dying to know.

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Captain Arthur Keller:
From the minute she stepped off the train she's been nothing but a burden! Incompetent, impertinent, ineffectual, inmodest, and...



Kate Keller:
She folded her napkin, Captain.



Captain Arthur Keller:
She what?



Kate Keller:
Not ineffectual. Helen did fold her napkin.



Captain Arthur Keller:
What in heaven's name is so extraordinary about folding a napkin?



Kate Keller:
Well, it's more than you did, Captain.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Katie, the point is she's ruined any chance she ever had of getting along with the child. If you can see any point or purpose of her staying on here longer, it's more than I can.



Kate Keller:
What do you wish me to do?



Captain Arthur Keller:
I want you to give her notice!



Kate Keller:
I can't.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Then if you won't, I must!

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Captain Arthur Keller:
What would another week accomplish? We are more than satisfied. You taught her things to do, how to behave. She's more manageable, cleaner.



Annie Sullivan:
Cleaner?



Captain Arthur Keller:
Well, we say cleanliness is next to godliness.



Annie Sullivan:
Cleanliness is next to nothing! Give me more time with her.



Captain Arthur Keller:
Look, what's she spelling? Teaching a dog to spell? The dog doesn't know what she means any more than she knows what you mean, Miss Sullivan. I think you ask too much of her and yourself. God may not have meant Helen to have the eyes you speak of.



Annie Sullivan:
I mean her to.

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James Keller:
Miss Sullivan? I'm James Keller.



Annie Sullivan:
James? I had a brother Jimmy. Are you Helen's?



James Keller:
I'm only half a brother. You'll be her governess?



Annie Sullivan:
Well, I'll try.



James Keller:
You look like half a governess.

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Annie Sullivan:
Pity for this tyrant? Is there anything she wants she doesn't get? I'll tell you what I pity... that the sun won't rise and set for her all her life, and every day you're telling her it will. What you and your pity do will destroy her, Captain Keller.

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