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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  13 March 1977 (USA)
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The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

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

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In the opening scene when the horse carriage is entering the White House drive, the year is suppose to be 1905, yet modern automobiles can be seen across the park on another street. See more »

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Easy history lesson
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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.


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