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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A salesman drives down a dark country road, completely lost. After a time, he runs out of gas. Luckily there's a farmhouse that's on the road. He goes to the farmhouse and knocks on the door. The farmer's wife comes to the door and says, can I help you? Yes, he says, you can. I've run out of gas and I've lost my way. And she says, you can spend the night, but I don't have a daughter, and you'll have a nice room all to yourself. We don't have any farm animals, and my husband and I ...
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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