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Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 26 September 1960 (USA)
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In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
... Eleanor Roosevelt
... Louis Howe
... Missy Le Hand
... Sara Delano Roosevelt
... Gov. Alfred E. Smith
... James Roosevelt
... Anna Roosevelt
... Dr. Bennett
Pat Close ... Elliott Roosevelt
Robin Warga ... Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
Tom Carty ... Johnny Roosevelt
... Mr. Brimmer
... Mr. Lassiter
... Capt. Skinner
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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. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Even if you never heard his name...Even if this whole story was make-believe...you'll not soon forget this drama of devotion, this laughter through tears, this motion picture of motion pictures... See more »

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This film, about Democrat American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, premiered in September 1960, about six weeks or just under a couple of months before the election of Democrat American president John F. Kennedy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: I often think of something Woodrow Wilson said to me. It is only once in a generation the people can be lifted above material things. That is why conservative government is in the saddle for two thirds of the time.
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Referenced in To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 25 August 1960 (1960) See more »

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Ralph Bellamy deserved at least a nomination.
14 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

I have seen a number of Ralph Bellamy films where he was cast as a looser type tied to his mother's apron strings. The problem is he did too good of a job. Can you say type casting? I am a huge fan of classic films because I believe it was a time when a movie was judged as good or bad by the skill of the actors and not insane special effects. There is a place for special effects that can take people to new worlds or bring us back to the past so well we feel we are there. All the special effects in the world can save a movie if the acting is bad or if a part is given to the wrong person. Sometimes the only special effects needed is in the magick kit and the imagination of the make up artist. A gifted director can bring out the best in any actor. When everything comes together at the right time and real magick is made and the viewer is entertained. When Ralph Bellamy was cast in the play and the movie he was able to show how much talent he really had. I was amazed how he transformed himself. I believe he showed the very essence of the man. He should have at least received a nomination for this grand performance.


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