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Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello
is a 1960 Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
biographical film telling the story of the struggles of future President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
and his family when Roosevelt was stricken with paralysis at the age of 39 in August 1921. Based on Dore Schary's Tony Award-winning Broadway play of the same name, the film was directed by Vincent J. Donehue and starred Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
and Jean Hagen. The film was produced with the cooperation of the Roosevelt family. Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
was present on the set during location shooting at the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Historical context 4 Awards and honors

4.1 Other honors

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit]

The Roosevelt family
Roosevelt family
at Campobello (1920)

The film begins at the Roosevelt family's summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Canada
(on the border with Maine), in the summer of 1921. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
is depicted in early scenes as vigorously athletic, enjoying games with his children and sailing his boat. He is suddenly stricken with fever and then paralysis. Subsequent scenes focus on the ensuing conflict in the following weeks between the bedridden FDR, his wife Eleanor, his mother Sara, and his close political adviser Louis Howe
Louis Howe
over FDR's future. A later scene portrays FDR literally dragging himself up the stairs as, through grit and determination, he painfully strives to overcome his physical limitations and not remain an invalid. In the final triumphant scene, FDR is shown re-entering public life as he walks to the speaker's rostrum at a party convention, aided by heavy leg braces and crutches after his eldest son James pushed his father's wheelchair near to the podium. Cast[edit]

Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt Greer Garson
Greer Garson
– Eleanor Roosevelt Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
– Louis Howe Jean Hagen
Jean Hagen
– Marguerite "Missy" LeHand Ann Shoemaker
Ann Shoemaker
– Sara Roosevelt Alan Bunce
Alan Bunce
– Governor Alfred E. Smith Tim Considine
Tim Considine
– James Roosevelt Zina Bethune
Zina Bethune
– Anna Roosevelt Frank Ferguson
Frank Ferguson
– Dr. Bennett Pat Close – Elliott Roosevelt Robin Warga – Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. Tom Carty – Johnny Roosevelt Lyle Talbot
Lyle Talbot
– Mr. Brimmer David White – Mr. Lassiter Walter Sande
Walter Sande
– Captain Skinner Herbert Anderson
Herbert Anderson
– Vincent Dailey

Historical context[edit]

(l-r) Ralph Bellamy, Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
and Greer Garson
Greer Garson
at Hyde Park, NY, filming Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello
(1960)

Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello
presents events that took place over four years, from August 1921 to July 1924, culminating in FDR's speech at the 1924 Democratic National Convention.[1] Before and during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, the extent of his disability was minimized. Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello
depicts the debilitating effects of FDR's paralytic illness to a greater extent than had been previously disclosed by the media. FDR was diagnosed with polio in 1921, but his symptoms are more consistent with Guillain–Barré syndrome
Guillain–Barré syndrome
- an autoimmune neuropathy which his doctors failed to consider as a diagnostic possibility.[2] In any case, the film is accurate in the sense that FDR and everyone around him believed that his symptoms were caused by polio. Awards and honors[edit] Greer Garson
Greer Garson
won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama.[3] The film was also entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[4] Academy Awards

Nominations[5]

Best Actress: Greer Garson Best Art Direction (Color): Art Direction: Edward Carrere; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins Best Costume Design (Color): Marjorie Best Best Sound: Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Studio Sound Department, George Groves, Sound Director

Other honors[edit] The film is recognized by American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in these lists:

2006: AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers – Nominated[6]

See also[edit]

List of American films of 1960 Franklin D. Roosevelt's paralytic illness

References[edit]

^ "Sunrise at Campobello". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-09-26.  ^ Goldman, Armond S.; Goldman, Daniel A. (2017). Prisoners of Time: The Misdiagnosis of FDR's 1921 Illness. EHDP Press. ISBN 978-1939824035.  ^ "NY Times: Sunrise at Campobello". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-24.  ^ " 2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-11-09.  ^ "Oscars.org -- Sunrise at Campobello". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 15, 2014. ^ " AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-14. 

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd President of the United States
President of the United States
(1933–1945) 44th Governor of New York
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Declaration by United Nations
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World War II
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Other events

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theme song

1936 1940 1944

Life and homes

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Groton School

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Legacy

Presidential Library and Museum

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Roosevelt Institute
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Park

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Four Freedoms
Award Four Freedoms
Four Freedoms
paintings Unfinished portrait U.S. Postage stamps Roosevelt dime Films

The Roosevelt Story
The Roosevelt Story
1947 Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello
1960 Eleanor and Franklin 1976, The White House Years 1977 World War II: When Lions Roared Warm Springs 2005 Hyde Park on Hudson
Hyde Park on Hudson
2012 The Roosevelts 2014 documentary

Other namesakes

Roosevelt family Delano family

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
(wife) Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
(daughter) James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
II (son) Elliott Roosevelt
Elliott Roosevelt
(son) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jr. (son) John Aspinwall Roosevelt II (son) Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Seagraves (granddaughter) Curtis Roosevelt
Curtis Roosevelt
(grandson) Sara Delano Roosevelt
Sara Delano Roosevelt
(granddaughter) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
III (grandson) John Roosevelt Boettiger
John Roosevelt Boettiger
(grandson) James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
III (grandson) James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
I (father) Sara Ann Delano (mother) James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
Roosevelt (half-brother) Isaac Roosevelt (grandfather) Jacobus Roosevelt (great-grandfather) Fala (family dog)

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Chairwoman, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (1961–1962) 34th First Lady of the United States
First Lady of the United States
(1933–1945)

United Nations

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Marian Anderson
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Campobello home

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Legacy

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Monument Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Sunrise at Campobello
(1958 play, 1960 film) The Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Story (1965 film) Eleanor and Franklin (1976 film) Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 film) The Roosevelts (2014 documentary)

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Roosevelt family

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(husband presidency) Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
(daughter) James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
II (son) Elliott Roosevelt
Elliott Roosevelt
(son) Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jr. (son) John Roosevelt II (son) Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Seagraves (granddaughter) Curtis Roosevelt
Curtis Roosevelt
(grandson) Sara Delano Roosevelt
Sara Delano Roosevelt
(granddaughter) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
III (grandson) John Roosevelt Boettiger
John Roosevelt Boettiger
(grandson) James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt
III (grandson) Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt
Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt
(father) Anna Hall Roosevelt
Anna Hall Roosevelt
(mother) Hall Roosevelt (brother) Theodore Roosevelt Sr.
Theodore Roosevelt Sr.
(grandfather) Martha Stewart Bulloch (grandmother) Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
(uncle presidency) Bamie Roosevelt (aunt)

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