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Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's political future is up in the air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Creator/HumeCronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

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Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, 192124, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's political future is up in the air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Creator/HumeCronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.


Compare ''Film/WarmSprings'', a TV movie starring Creator/KennethBranagh as FDR which offers a more fictionalized take on the same period of Roosevelt's life.

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Compare ''Film/WarmSprings'', a 2005 TV movie starring Creator/KennethBranagh as FDR which offers a more fictionalized take on the same period of Roosevelt's life.


Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's political future is up in the air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

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Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's political future is up in the air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) (Creator/HumeCronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.


''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson. Adapted by producer Dore Schary from his own 1958 stage play, it is a {{Biopic}} of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt.

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''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson. Adapted by producer Dore Schary from his own Tony Award-winning 1958 stage play, it is a {{Biopic}} of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt.


''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson. Adapted by producer Dore Schary from his own 1958 stage play, is a {{Biopic}} of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt.

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''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson. Adapted by producer Dore Schary from his own 1958 stage play, it is a {{Biopic}} of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt.


Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's future is up in the air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

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Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's political future is up in the air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.


Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin deals with his illness. Franklin's future is up in the air, as Eleanor tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

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Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin (Bellamy) deals with his illness. Franklin's future is up in the air, air; as Eleanor (Garson) tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara (Ann Shoemaker) tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith (Alan Bunce) at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.


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''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson.

It is a {{Biopic}} of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt. Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin deals with his illness. Franklin's future is up in the air, as Eleanor tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

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''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson.

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Creator/GreerGarson. Adapted by producer Dore Schary from his own 1958 stage play, is a {{Biopic}} of [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt. UsefulNotes/EleanorRoosevelt.

Specifically, the film deals with the years 1921-24, starting when FDR was stricken with polio and paralyzed at the age of 39, and following the family as Franklin deals with his illness. Franklin's future is up in the air, as Eleanor tries to support him, his loyal assistant and political advisor Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn) urges him to re-enter the political arena despite his handicap, and his domineering mother Sara tries to get him to retire from public life and return to Hyde Park to be a country squire. Finally Roosevelt makes a triumphant return to politics when he delivers the nominating speech for Al Smith at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.


''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Ralph Bellamy and Creator/GreerGarson.

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''Sunrise at Campobello'' is a 1960 film directed by Vincent J. Donehue, starring Ralph Bellamy Creator/RalphBellamy and Creator/GreerGarson.



* AsYouKnow: A whole bunch of this in the beginnning as dialogue establishes that FDR ran for Vice President in 1920 and lost, and that Louis Howe thinks he should go work on Wall Street for a while but the more socially progressive Eleanor disapproves.

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* AsYouKnow: A whole bunch of this in the beginnning beginning as dialogue establishes that FDR ran for Vice President in 1920 and lost, and that Louis Howe thinks he should go work on Wall Street for a while but the more socially progressive Eleanor disapproves.



* DarkHorseVictory: Alluded to by Al Smith, who says to FDR, "I'd like to win this nomination, but there's a good chance it could be a stalemate. Some dark horse might come riding home." In fact this is what happened, when the convention picked John W. Davis on the ''103rd ballot'' after being stalemated between Smith and William [=McAdoo=]. (Davis went on to take one of the all-time beat downs from Coolidge in the 1924 election.)

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* DarkHorseVictory: Alluded to by Al Smith, who says to FDR, "I'd like to win this nomination, but there's a good chance it could be a stalemate. Some dark horse might come riding home." In fact fact, this is what happened, when the convention picked John W. Davis on the ''103rd ballot'' after being stalemated between Smith and William [=McAdoo=]. (Davis went on to take one of the all-time beat downs from Coolidge in the 1924 election.)



* KissingCousins: Frankln calls Eleanor "Cousin, wife, dearest." They were fifth cousins; Eleanor's maiden name was "Roosevelt" and her uncle was President UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt.

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* KissingCousins: Frankln Franklin calls Eleanor "Cousin, wife, dearest." They were fifth cousins; Eleanor's maiden name was "Roosevelt" and her uncle was President UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt.

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* TooImportantToWalk: Some GallowsHumor from Franklin as he's being taken away on a stretcher to the boat: "By gosh, I feel like the caliph of Baghdad!" Of course, the real reason he isn't walking is because he can't.


* MiseryBuildsCharacter: It's been the common historical view ever since his presidency that Franklin Roosevelt's illness and paralysis played an important role in developing his character as a leader. In the movie, FDR says "I feel I must go through this fire for some reason."



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* StockLateralThinkingPuzzleStockLateralThinkingPuzzle: Franklin poses to the kids a question about a train leaving Hyde Park at 80 mph and a train leaving New York at 40 mph. Which train would be closer to New York when they meet? After the kids confidently answer that the faster train would be closer, Franklin gets them, pointing out that if the trains had met, they must both be the same distance from New York.
* VideoCredits: Of all the main players.

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* DarkHorseVictory: Alluded to by Al Smith, who says to FDR, "I'd like to win this nomination, but there's a good chance it could be a stalemate. Some dark horse might come riding home." In fact this is what happened, when the convention picked John W. Davis on the ''103rd ballot'' after being stalemated between Smith and William [=McAdoo=]. (Davis went on to take one of the all-time beat downs from Coolidge in the 1924 election.)

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* GrandeDame: Mother Sara is this, a snooty rich society lady who doesn't appeal of Franklin's more left-wing political ideals.

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