Sunrise at Campobello
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One of only two theatrical features by television director Vincent J. Donahue, Sunrise at Campobello is a biography of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that attempts to illustrate the statesman's courageous battle against infantile paralysis and his political foes. While in the prime of his life, Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is stricken with a debilitating illness that threatens to end his career. Fortunately, his wife, Eleanor (Greer Garson), faithfully helps him regain his strength and become one of America's most influential and beloved Commanders in Chief. Hume Cronyn also stars as… More

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"In the journey from stage to screen this chapter from the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt loses none of its poignant and inspirational qualities, none of its humor and pathos."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A heartwarming look at the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A well-done, moving biographical film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Inspirational biopic on the only American president to be elected for four terms."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Greer Garson received her seventh Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in this conventional biopic, based on the Broadway play."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This is an exceptional and inspiring true story."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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