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Film, Video Deliverance

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About this Item


  • Deliverance


  • A fictionalized story of Helen Keller's life from eighteen months when a fever left her blind, deaf, and mute; through childhood as she learned to speak; maidenhood when she graduated from Radcliffe College; and adult life: meeting famous people, flying in an airplane, dancing, riding a horse, fixing her own hair, and inspiring World War I veterans to overcome their handicaps. Includes a dream sequence of Helen as Circe beckoning Ulysses to her island home.


  • Platt, George Foster, film director, film producer
  • Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959, scenarist
  • Keller, Helen, 1880-1968, actor
  • Ross, Etna, actor
  • Mason, Ann, 1889-1948, actor
  • Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936, actor
  • Keller, Kate Adams, actor
  • Keller, Phillips Brooks, actor
  • Lyle, Edith, actor
  • Lincoln, Elmo, 1889-1952, actor
  • Braidwood, Flora, actor
  • Hayes, Herbert, actor
  • Stewart, Roy, 1884-1933, actor
  • Schade, Betty, actor
  • Belle, Tula, actor
  • Tolenski, Mary, actor
  • Montana, Joy, actor
  • Chapman, Edythe, 1863-1948, actor
  • Lind, Sarah, actor
  • Warfield, James, actor
  • Mesreau, Charlotte, actor
  • Judson, Harold, actor
  • De Serino, Josef, actor
  • Tchkowski, Ivan, actor
  • Howarth, James, actor
  • Thomson, Polly, actor
  • Mellinino, Ardita, actor
  • Jones, Parke, actor
  • Helen Keller Film Corp., production company
  • George Kleine (Firm), film distributor
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : George Kleine, 1919.


  • -  Keller, Helen,--1880-1968--Drama
  • -  Deafblind women--United States--Drama
  • -  Women political activists--United States--Drama
  • -  Authors--United States--Drama


  • Biographical films
  • Silent films
  • Feature films
  • Fiction films


  • -  LU13725 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Edwin Liebfreed (Francis Trevelyan Miller, author); 14Apr19; LU13725.
  • -  Helen Keller, Etna Ross, Ann Mason, Anne Sullivan, Kate Adams Keller, Phillips Brooks Keller, Edith Lyle, Elmo Lincoln, Flora Braidwood, Herbert Hayes, Roy Stewart, Betty Schade, Tula Belle, John Cosgrove, Mary Tolenski, Joy Montana, Edythe Chapman, Jenny Lind, Sarah Lind, James Warfield, Charlotte Mesreau, Harold Judson, Josef De Serino, Ivan Tchkowski, James Howarth, Henry Russell, Polly Thomson, Ardita Mellinino, Parke Jones.
  • -  Camera, Lawrence Fowler, Arthur L. Todd ; editor, Joseph White Farnham.
  • -  Sources used: Moving picture world, v. 41.2, p. 1122, 1369; Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939, p. 184; AFI catalog online, viewed August 12, 201; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed August 12, 2016.
  • -  Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.
  • -  16 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FRA 3584-3585 to FTA 0593-0596.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (approximately 86 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing copy 1 videocassette of 1 (Digital Betacam) (86 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
  • viewing print 7 film reels of 7 on 2 (2,264 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 7 film reels of 7 on 2 (2,264 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • VBR 1663 (viewing copy)
  • FLA 1996-1997 (viewing print)
  • FTA 0595-0596 (dupe neg pic)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp73011000

Access Advisory

  • Restricted: video files available on-site only. Access by appointment.

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Platt, George Foster, Film Director, Film Producer, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Helen Keller, Etna Ross, Ann Mason, Annie Sullivan, Kate Adams Keller, et al. Deliverance. produceds by Helen Keller Film Corp.Uction Company United States: George Kleine, 1919. Video.

APA citation style:

Platt, G. F., Miller, F. T., Keller, H., Ross, E., Mason, A., Sullivan, A. [...] Kleine. (1919) Deliverance. Helen Keller Film Corp.Uction Company, prod United States: George Kleine. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Platt, George Foster, Film Director, Film Producer, et al. Deliverance. prod by Helen Keller Film Corp.Uction Company United States: George Kleine, 1919. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.