The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 39 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at Campobello to his triumphant nominating speech for Al Smith's presidency in 1924, the story follows the various influences on his life and his determination to recover - based on the award winning Broadway play of the same name. Written by
Ralph Bellamy as the man who never forgot how to smile...Greer Garson as the woman who never forgot how to love...
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Did You Know?
In a 1924 scene, someone buys a newspaper with a Thomas Jefferson
nickel. This design wasn't minted until 1938. See more
Sara Delano Roosevelt
[upon hearing Eleanor was out giving a speech
You know my feelings about politics generally. It's a tawdry business for a man. And I believe shocking for a woman.