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The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt (1983)

 |  Documentary, Drama  |  1983 (USA)
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Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most extraordinary Americans who lived, a larger-than-life legend whose story has to be seen to be believed. Ingeniously weaving extremely rare archive ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Bob Boyd ...
John Gable ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Batty ...
Lisette Clemens ...
William Kapinski ...
Harold Mark Kingsley ...
Young T.R. (Teddy Roosevelt)
Sean Lavin ...
Michael Roosevelt ...
Philippa B. Roosevelt ...
Pippi Roosevelt ...
Himself (archive footage)
Narrator (voice)


Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most extraordinary Americans who lived, a larger-than-life legend whose story has to be seen to be believed. Ingeniously weaving extremely rare archive footage with meticulous recreations and the stirring music of John Philip Sousa, this film is both a moving portrait of the 26th president and a dynamic panorama of the great events of the early years of the 20th century. Among many subjects included in this cinematic mosaic are foreign policy, women's rights, Spanish-American War, aviation, conservation, the Progressive Party, and World War I. Music from the suites, operettas and marches of John Philip Sousa. Written by Harrison Engle

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A very enjoyable biography on a truly remarkable man
4 July 2001 | by (Den Haag, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I came into possession of the video of this biography by pure coincidence but now that I have seen it I am pleased that I did.

It shows Theodore Roosevelt from a young boy to a great man. I was pleased to see he, like his nephew Franklin, has dutch ancestory.

The death of his first wife, his battles against early political opponents, his rise to the presidency, his progressive party run against the conservatives and the special interests, the rough riders, his tours of Africa and Europe, it's all in there.

There is even some historical video/sound footage. Actor Bob Boyd does a good job on the parts that were acted.

The only minus point of this video I found to be the music. I didn't like it, it just kept going, they could have done with a little less of that.

And which political buff wouldn't have liked to see Teddy, who was almost certain of the 1920 Republican nomination when he died a year earlier, up against then Democratic vice-presidential candidate Franklin Roosevelt (who later became a 4 term president himself).

All things combined, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt is a worthy tribute to a fine man, a great president, and a beloved personality.

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