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Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 26 September 1960 (USA)
In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.

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Gov. Alfred E. Smith
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James Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
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Johnny Roosevelt
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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 Ed Lorusso

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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... See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Dez Passos Imortais  »

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Louis, why in hell must you keep pacing up and down?
Louis Howe: I'm nervous!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) See more »

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For the FDR Fan
12 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ralph Bellamy gives perhaps his best performance as a very credible FDR. Greer Garson and Hume Cronyn give their usual solid efforts, and the supporting cast is all great. The atmosphere is right. The script is surprisingly crisp, but the length of the piece weighs it down. When it reaches the two-hour mark, the whole movie starts to creak. So if you have an interest in history and politics, it's great. If not, it's tough sledding up this long, steep hill.


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