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
Was there ever such a sunrise . . . so charged with human emotion . . . since the world began? Was there ever such a motion picture . . . so filled with laughter - through - tears . . . since the screen was born?
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Did You Know?
According to the home-video sleeve notes, "interiors [were] painstakingly duplicated from the real-life Roosevelt homes". See more
No competent orthopedist would have given Franklin D. Roosevelt
crutches so short that he would have to lean forward and use them to walk on all fours, as Ralph Bellamy
does. (Besides, the paralysis would have kept him from moving his legs.) Crutches should be long enough so that the user can stand up straight, support his weight on them and propel himself forward with his shoulder muscles. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I have no personal complaints. I'm lucky. I had rich parents.