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
It began with a sunrise at Campobello . . . and out of it rose a love that could move mountains . . . a faith that could shake the earth . . . and a laughter of children that was a miracle of its own!
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Did You Know?
Responding to the protests of the Roosevelt children of Franklin D. Roosevelt
and Eleanor Roosevelt
to the inaccurate and largely fictitious depiction of their paternal grandmother Sara Delano Roosevelt [Sarah Roosevelt
] as a controlling and domineering harridan, Dore Schary
, the writer of the source play and this film's screenplay, cheerfully responded: "Every play needs a villain!". See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Louis, why in hell must you keep pacing up and down?
Referenced in Meet Bob Shaye