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?
The film's official Warner Bros. website states "exteriors filmed at Campobello and Hyde Park and interiors staged on uncanny duplications of the real-life Roosevelt homes". See more
In a 1924 scene, someone buys a newspaper with a Thomas Jefferson
nickel. This design wasn't minted until 1938. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
God has an infinite variety of tasks. I don't believe he's available as campaign manager.