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Eleanor and Franklin (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Romance  -  11 January 1976 (USA)
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.

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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.

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Uncle Ted offers Eleanor his arm at her wedding. He is on her left when they leave her dressing room. When they go down the stairs, he is on her right. See more »

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50: [he is going swimming in the lake with his wife and children] Come on! Last one in is a rotten Kaiser!
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Remarkable in detailing the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor...
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FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR was a remarkable television mini-series that topcast BERNARD HERRMANN and JANE Alexander as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor--taking them through courtship and marriage to the stormy years of discontent while his political ambitions became known to her (and eventually his indiscretions), as well as the political climate during the early years of his presidency at the height of the Great Depression, followed by the tumultuous war years of World War II.

It never ceases to be endlessly fascinating, treating with respect and dignity the lives of the famous couple and their various dealings with others while he becomes head of the Democratic party and then is elected to be a four-term president during some of the most difficult years in American history.

Production-wise, it's excellent and received many awards and nominations. It should be required viewing for any student of history and dramatically, it is very effective with a fitting background score by John Barry.


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