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?
Writer-producer Dore Schary
said of hiring this film's source stage play director Vincent J. Donehue
to direct this picture: "I've always responded to young directors in film and saw no reason why I should not use the same yardstick of choice in the theater - enthusiasm, taste, a devotion to the theme, knowledge of the medium, and the breath of authority," See more
I tried on a nurse's uniform. And while the skirt was rather flattering, I don't look well in white.