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?
According to the home-video sleeve notes, "interiors [were] painstakingly duplicated from the real-life Roosevelt homes". See more
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
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I have no personal complaints. I'm lucky. I had rich parents.