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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Bill Porter, the real-life pitchman who spent his working life selling door-to-door despite having severe cerebral palsy, and who served as the inspiration for this film portrait, died in Gresham, Oregon on December 9, 2013 at age 81. See more
When Shelly is stepping into the shower you can see her brown bathing suit bottoms. See more
I'm a burden on you.
Well, now we're even.
Inspired by the true life story of Bill Porter See more
Version of Door to Door
Anyone Who Had A Heart
Written by Burt Bacharach
& Hal David
Performed by Dionne Warwick
Courtesy of Warner Special Products See more