He led America's battles against the Depression and the Axis powers - and won. But first Franklin Delano Roosevelt fought a personal battle against polio that would either destroy him - or arm him for greatness. This powerful film of Dore Schary's long-running play is an intimate, admiring profile in courage. Ralph Bellamy reprises his dynamic, Tony-winning stage portrayal of the future President and Greer Garson is his devoted, warbly-voiced wife Eleanor. Both are uncannily true in their roles and acclaim followed: Garson earned Golden Globe and National Board of Review Best Actress Awards as well as one of the movie's four Oscar? nominations.* With exteriors filmed at Campobello and Hyde Park and interiors staged on uncanny duplications of the real-life Roosevelt homes, Sunrise at Campobello shines eloquently and movingly.
This fine docudrama tells of Franklin Roosevelt's courageous struggle to conquer the debilitating effects of polio and return to political life. Based on Dore Schary's award-winning Broadway play. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Actress--Greer Garson.
A touching and dramatic portrayal of four landmark years in the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The story begins during the tragic summer when polio destroyed his limbs and left him bedridden, and ends triumphantly at the Democratic convention of 1924, when Roosevelt succeeded in winning the presidential nomination -- in spite of his infirmity.
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