In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »
In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become lovers. That puts Daisy in a unique position as Roosevelt receives the King and Queen of Britain in 1939 for a visit. As the Royal couple copes with the President's oddly plebeian arrangements, Daisy learns that there is far more to Roosevelt's life than she realized. With the world about to be set ablaze by war, friendships are struck and perspectives are gained on that special weekend that would make all the difference with a great, but very human, president. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
In the movie, in the bedroom where they are quartered in Roosevelt's home, the King and Queen are distressed to see a collection of framed antique political cartoons depicting conflict between England and the US. The Queen speculates the cartoon are intended as a veiled insult. In fact, those antique/historic cartoons are located in the foyer of Roosevelt's home, King George viewed them them upon arriving in the foyer, and made a brief humorous remark to Roosevelt about the cartoons. See more »
At the end of Ish-ti-opi's dance and song (or more precisely, after FDR has interrupted his song), Eleanor Roosevelt invites everyone to thank Ish-ti-opi in Cherokee. Ish-ti-opi (a.k.a., Wesley L. Robertson) was a Choctaw Indian, not a Cherokee. In any event, the word "yakoke" used for "thank you" is not Choctaw, not Cherokee. The Cherokee words for "thank you" are "wado" and "s'gi". See more »
Back then - this is years ago - I couldn't afford secrets. I just had chores. As a child growing up, we had been rich. And then, well, we weren't. And like most people during the Depression, I now lived each day as it came no longer expecting anything. Waiting. For nothing. And then...
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