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.
THE GREAT AMERICAN LOVE STORY!
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Did You Know?
An article published in the January 1959 edition of show-business trade paper 'Variety' reported that star Ralph Bellamy', at age 55, had initially believed that he was too old to play Franklin D. Roosevelt
at the ages of 39 to 42 required for the movie, and publicly announced that Marlon Brando
would likely be cast in the role of FDR in this picture. See more
Inside a car on the way back from one of Eleanor Roosevelt
's speeches in 1924, the background is a Manhattan street scene from the late 1940s. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I have no intention of retiring to Hyde Park and rusticating.
Version of Warm Springs