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?
The Broadway production of "Sunrise at Campobello" by Dore Schary
opened at the Cort Theater in New York on January 30, 1958, ran for 556 performances and won the 1958 Tony Award for the Best Play. Ralph Bellamy
won the 1958 Tony Award for Best Actor in Play and recreated his stage role in the movie version. 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
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
[putting on his hat to wave at the photographers that he has eluded by boarding the train secretly
Do I look snappy?
Referenced in Meet Bob Shaye