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The Roosevelt Story (1947)

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80 min | Documentary

A documentary about the private (partly) and public life of Franklin D. Roosevelt who, despite his physical handicap, was elected President of the United States four times, compiled primarily from newsreels. His work during the depression ...See moreA documentary about the private (partly) and public life of Franklin D. Roosevelt who, despite his physical handicap, was elected President of the United States four times, compiled primarily from newsreels. His work during the depression years, when he created Federal agencies such as the W.P.A., C.C.C., N.R.A., P.W.A. and others is covered, plus a large portion of the film covers his years as a wartime leader. Also shown are scenes he didn't live to see, the unconditional surrender of the Germans and the Japanese. The musical background is a new symphony, "Toward the Sun", by Earl Robinson. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Lawrence M. Klee (as Lawrence Klee)
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Updated Aug 21, 1947

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Aug 30, 1947 (United States)

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Name STARmeter Known for
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Herself (archive footage) (as Eleanor Roosevelt) Herself (archive footage) (as Eleanor Roosevelt)   See fewer
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Kenneth Lynch
Narrator - Voice of the People (voice) Narrator - Voice of the People (voice)   See fewer
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Canada Lee
Narrator - Voice of the Depression (voice) Narrator - Voice of the Depression (voice)   See fewer
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Ed Begley
Narrator - Voice of Optimism (voice) Narrator - Voice of Optimism (voice)   See fewer
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Kelly Flint
Narrator - the Girl (voice) Narrator - the Girl (voice)   See fewer
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Gene Blakely
Narrator - the Boy (voice) Narrator - the Boy (voice)   See fewer
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