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6.92 h 23 min1960PG
Academy Award-nominated biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the time he was stricken with polio to his presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
Vincent J. Donahue
Ralph BellamyGreer GarsonHume Cronyn
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Jean HagenAnn ShoemakerAlan BunceTim ConsidineZina BethuneLyle Talbot
Dore ScharyWalter Reilly
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Vincent LawrenceReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Biopic of Franklin D. Roosevelt featuring Eleanor & FDR Children
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Excellent! I so have always enjoyed this movie which periodically airs on The AMC Movie Channel. I have seen it countless times and enjoy it every time I watch it!
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JJReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful film
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This is not the best film about Roosevelt that I've seen but it is certainly beautifully done. Gorgeous technicolor. Greer Carson wouldn't have been my choice for Eleanor but she does a very good job in the role. Ralph Bellamy really fits the role well. Since it was a stage play, it seems to move a bit slowly in spite of it not being restricted by the limits of the stage. Some of the scenes might play better on the stage. I thought some scenes were prolonged longer than was necessary to get the point of what was happening across. I guess I will always measure everything I see up against Eleanor and Franklin, the t.v. series that is so excellent in every way. I can't say enough about Ralph Bellamy in the role. He was wonderful.
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D. HardingReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Winner
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Ralph Bellamy gave one of his strongest performances here giving us a family background which is not often shown for this president together with the odd flashes of frustration and temper normal in everyday living. It also glimpsed the fondness and closeness of family life with young children. Greer Garson was sensitive as Eleanor but hadn't quite captured the voice, I feel.. Hume Cronyn's interpretation of his character was insightful, as always - he's a real scene-stealer. And the locales, sets, decor and photography were really beautiful. The direction and production were excellent and presented an in-depth look at this particular period in Roosevelt's long, full life.
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Greeta K. BrownReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2011
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Franklin and Eleanor, young parents
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This is a lovely adaptation of the Broadway presentation of the same title. Here, Ralph Belamy, as FDR, and Greer Garson, as Eleanor, show as never before, the depth of their acting abilities. It is especially good to know that Mrs. Roosevelt was among the consultants to this film, and approved it's content and accuracy. The terrible trials of FDR after being stricken with Polio are painfully graphic in this film, as is his determination to "do something" besides sit in his modified kitchen chair. Inspirational! Kudos to the vendor for such prompt delivery on this splendid film!
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dr. paul a. kaufmanReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
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Ralph Bellamy was always an under rated actor until his portrayal of FDR in this exquisit must see film . Written , directed and exceptionally acted . If you are a collector of film ,this is a MUST
KbklopReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2012
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Great movie!
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I remembered seeing this movie when it first came out and have been looking to see it come out in DVD for a long time. I know it glosses over some of the unpleasant truths about FDR, but the movie is a very uplifting story filled with wonderful performances from a stellar cast. I like seeing one of our presidents lifted up as a man to be admired and imitated even if he had some character flaws. OK, this is probably more philosophizing than reviewing, but the movie is good and well-worth watching. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it again after so many years.
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Kathleen SzczepaniakReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2016
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An inspiration to my students
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Greer Garson is my favorite actress. I love all her movies. This is a great one! I actually ordered this for a student who has been crippled from birth. He did not want yet another operation on his legs. He was inspired by this story of Roosevelt and had the operation. He said that the president wanted to walk no matter the pain it caused, he could be just like the president.
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BrianReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2021
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A must-see
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Great film with Ralph Bellamy reprising his Tony winning role as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
to such perfection along with Greer Garson as Eleanor Roosevelt made you feel that
they were the Roosevelts.
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