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
THE GREAT AMERICAN LOVE STORY!
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Inside a car on the way back from one of Eleanor Roosevelt
's speeches in 1924, the background is a Manhattan street scene from the late 1940s. See more
You must be aware of the fears that many Americans have when they contemplate the election of a Catholic to the presidency of the United States. The domination of the church over its members is well known, and Governor Smith is a devout Catholic.
Would it be more acceptable if he were a renegade Catholic?
Referenced in Meet Bob Shaye