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
Even if you never heard his name...Even if this whole story was make-believe...you'll not soon forget this drama of devotion, this laughter through tears, this motion picture of motion pictures...
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Did You Know?
According to the Wikipedia website: "The film was produced with the cooperation of the Roosevelt family. Eleanor Roosevelt
was present on the set during location shooting at the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York." See more
When Franklin D. Roosevelt
addressed the 1924 convention, he did not walk to the podium on crutches. His son James Roosevelt
supported him on one side, while he supported himself with a cane on the other. This gave more of an appearance of walking to an observer. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
When you're forced to sit a lot, and watch others move about, you feel apart, lonely - because you can't get up and pace around.
Version of Warm Springs