The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

Francis Cole
Director: Richard Kaplan Cast: Francis Cole
Francis Cole
, Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeish
, Eric Sevareid
Eric Sevareid
Richard Kaplan


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Assembled three years after the subject's death, the Oscar-winning The Eleanor Roosevelt Story is a reverent documentary of one of the most influential--and controversial--first ladies in American history. Family photographs are utilized to trace the courtship between the shy Eleanor and her outgoing cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We watch as Eleanor becomes a major public figure in her own right, from her tireless support of her husband during his 1921 bout with infantile paralysis through her twelve years in the White House. Special attention is paid Mrs. Roosevelt's activities on behalf of civil rights, at a time when it was considered unfashionable (and politically suicidal) to take such stands. The documentary concludes with footage of the widowed Eleanor's tenure as a delegate to the United Nations. You may have seen the clips in The Eleanor Roosevelt Story elsewhere, but they're still worth a glance from both those who remember this remarkable woman and those to whom she has heretofore been merely a hazy name from the past. The film is narrated by Archibald MacLeish, Eric Sevareid and Francis Cole.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
UPC: 0738329036225
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:30:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "Who Can Name It?" [6:09]
2. A Lonely Childhood [5:44]
3. Trying to Fit In [5:42]
4. A Conventional Woman [5:13]
5. "What One Has to Do" [3:43]
6. Hope Is Not Enough [7:00]
7. In the White House [6:15]
8. An American Legend [5:57]
9. Controversy & Attacks [7:35]
10. Sympathy for All [4:27]
11. Much Traveling [8:00]
12. The Story Is Over [8:14]
13. "To Think and to Differ" [6:27]
14. Human Rights Delegate [4:49]
15. A Woman to Remember [3:14]

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