Bill Porter, a man afflicted with cerebral palsy, is desperate to find a job despite his condition. He uses his sense of humor, determination and winning spirit to convince a manager to hire him as a door-to-door salesman for Watkins, a supplier of household items and baking products. Porter walks several miles every day on his sales route, eventually working his way into the hearts of his customers. This film is based on a true story. Written by
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In 1955, Bill Porter's parents were founding members of what became United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon & SW Washington. See more
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I guess this is where I'm supposed to plant my foot, try to keep you from closing the door on me.
No, don't do that, that never works. I have to go.
[Bill shuts the door on Joey
Inspired by the true life story of Bill Porter See more
Version of Door to Door
Written by Merle Travis
Performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville
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