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
The sun came up twice that day. Once in the heavens for all the world to see... once in the darkness for a man, his wife, and their children alone to share...
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Did You Know?
This movie was made and first released about fifteen years after the passing away of much-loved Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt
thereby the picture premiering in the 15th Anniversary year of FDR's passing-away. 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
Louis, why in hell must you keep pacing up and down?