The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 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?
Although Ann Shoemaker
, who plays FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, in the film was not in the original Broadway production on opening night, she was the first and only full-time replacement for Anne Seymour
in that production. See more
When the train departs to carry the Roosevelt family home from Campobello, there's a shot of the departing locomotive accompanied by typical steam-locomotive-starting-up sounds which are not paced or synchronized with the actual operation of the steam engine. 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.