Sunrise at Campobello Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Sunrise at Campobello the Movie

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A successful adaptation of the Tony award-winning play by Schary, who wrote the screenplay and also produced the film. In 1921, the Roosevelt family is vacationing at Campbello when Franklin (Bellamy, re-creating his stage role) becomes ill with what turns out to be polio. His formidable mother Sara (Shoemaker) wants her paralyzed so to give up his political aspirations but politico pal Louis Howe (Cronyn) insists Franklin get on with living, aided by the strength of wife Eleanor (an excellent performance by Garson).


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Available on VHS
Running time 143 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Presidency, Adapted from a Play, Biopics: Politics
Dore Schary
Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen, Jack Perrin, Lyle Talbot, Ann Shoemaker, Tim Considine, Zena Bethune, Pat Close
Russell Harlan
Vincent J. Donehue
Franz Waxman
Warner Bros.


Golden Globes 1961: Actress--Drama (Garson); Natl. Bd. of Review 1960: Actress (Garson).

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