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.
Was there ever such a sunrise . . . so charged with human emotion . . . since the world began? Was there ever such a motion picture . . . so filled with laughter - through - tears . . . since the screen was born?
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Did You Know?
The description of movie's source stage play by is stated in its introduction on the Internet Broadway Database as being: "A drama in three acts and eight scenes". See more
When the train departs to carry the Roosevelt family home from Campobello, there's a shot of the departing locomotive accompanied by typical steam-locomotive-starting-up sounds which are not paced or synchronized with the actual operation of the steam engine. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
[putting on his hat to wave at the photographers that he has eluded by boarding the train secretly
Do I look snappy?