8.2/10
229
4 user

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)

The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Walter McGinn ...
...
...
David Healy ...
...
...
Toni Darnay ...
Malvina Thompson
...
Dr. Carr
Barbara Smith Conrad ...
Marian Anderson (as Barbara Conrad)
...
Bill Plog
...
Robert Dunlap
...
Laura Delano
Edit

Storyline

The conclusion of a two-part biopic, Eleanor Roosevelt continues to recall the life of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, starting from his election to the White House all the way through the end of his life. Roosevelt faces many challenges during his time in the Oval Office including the Great Depression, World War II, and an illness that leaves him paralyzed from the waist down. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the opening, set in 1905, when a horse carriage enters the White House drive, modern automobiles are visible across the park. See more »

Connections

Follows Eleanor and Franklin (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Easy history lesson
7 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when in first came out and was blown away then. I just got a DVD copy and was likewise blown away.

I marvel at the producers/directors finding actors who closely resemble the main actors. And am beginning to believe that Jane Alexander can play bloody anything. Of course, I know that make up and face-altering items were used, but by golly, you feel that you are witnessing what they actually looked like and sounded like.

There are many speeches of FDR that Herrmann could imitate, and Eleanor was known mainly from her "My Day" column. And I've read that she had a high-pitched, sharp voice.

Not known by many, but Eleanor flew to bases in the Pacific BEFORE pressurized cabins and loss part of her hearing in the process. But she was such an great human being, that nobody every knew.

Of course, the source material was great. And it is painless history for everybody to enjoy and learn from.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?