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.
Ralph Bellamy as the man who never forgot how to smile...Greer Garson as the woman who never forgot how to love...
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Did You Know?
No competent orthopedist would have given Franklin D. Roosevelt
crutches so short that he would have to lean forward and use them to walk on all fours, as Ralph Bellamy
does. (Besides, the paralysis would have kept him from moving his legs.) Crutches should be long enough so that the user can stand up straight, support his weight on them and propel himself forward with his shoulder muscles. See more
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I have no intention of retiring to Hyde Park and rusticating.
Referenced in Meet Bob Shaye