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.
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...
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Did You Know?
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
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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
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.