The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 39 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at Campobello to his triumphant nominating speech for Al Smith's presidency in 1924, the story follows the various influences on his life and his determination to recover - based on the award winning Broadway play of the same name.
Sunrise at Campobello. To lift up your heart and light up the entertainment world forever!
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Did You Know?
The Broadway production of "Sunrise at Campobello" by Dore Schary
opened at the Cort Theater in Broadway, New York City on 30th January 1958 where it ran for 556 performances until the play closed on 30th May 1959. See more
In a 1924 scene, someone buys a newspaper with a Thomas Jefferson
nickel. This design wasn't minted until 1938. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I have no intention of retiring to Hyde Park and rusticating.
Referenced in Meet Bob Shaye