Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 28, 1960
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Variety Staff

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.

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TV Guide

A heartwarming look at the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A well-done, moving biographical film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Inspirational biopic on the only American president to be elected for four terms.

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Emanuel Levy

Greer Garson received her seventh Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in this conventional biopic, based on the Broadway play.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is an exceptional and inspiring true story.

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jay nixon
Good old fashioned biography of FDR's struggle against polio and his journey back to the political arena. Good supporting performances and a handsome… More
John Ballantine
Bill Murray's recent depiction of Roosevelt continues the middling attempts at capturing his life that was first tried in this film. Like Roosevelt… More