• Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Sunrise at Campobello

Release Date: 1960

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

In the summer of 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is vacationing with his family at their estate on Campobello Island on the Maine/New Brunswick border. During their stay, the 39-year-old Roosevelt comes down with a fever and sudden paralysis that is eventually diagnosed as polio. With the help of his wife, Eleanor (Greer Garson), and his close friend and political consultant, Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn), FDR battles his newfound disability.

Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen, Ann Shoemaker, Alan Bunce, Tim Considine, Zina Bethune

Director: Vincent J. Donehue

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Inspiring, Transformation, Heartwarming, Son, Marriage, Daughter, Family

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Awards

Nominated Actress
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound
Nominated Costume Design (Color)