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The Roosevelt Story


Supervised by Elliot Roosevelt, The Roosevelt Story is an odd, dogmatic combination of newsreel footage and low-key dramatizations. Opening with the funeral of President Franklin Roosevelt in April of 1945, the film flashes back to Roosevelt's privileged childhood, his marriage to cousin Eleanor, his WWI activities as Secretary of the Navy, his crippling bout with infantile paralysis, his political comeback in 1922, and his ultimate ascension to the White House in 1933. Scenes of FDR's New Deal in action...more