A look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's pre-presidency days, from his being diagnosed with polio one year after his unsuccessful bid for the White House as presidential nominee James Cox's running mate, through his rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Ga., to his nomination of Al Smith for Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928. Written by
The greatest challenge FDR faced was the one we never saw.
30 April 2005 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?
Jane Alexander who plays FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, also played Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR's wife in the TV miniseries Eleanor and Franklin
(1976). See more
In the early scenes of the movie, before Franklin Roosevelt contracts polio, he is seen dancing with his private secretary to a recording by Alice Faye of the song "I'll See You In My Dreams". The song was not written until 1924, more than a year after FDR contracted the disease, and Alice Faye did not record it until 1939, by which time Roosevelt was in his second term as President of the United States. Faye recorded the song for the film "Rose of Washington Square", in which she sang it. See more
[Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor are headed toward the pool in Warm Springs
Tell me again why we came here?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
For the waters. Are you coming?
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Sung on old phonograph recording by Raul Malo
Danced by Felicia Day
and Jody Thompson See more