FDR Biodramas Movies on DVD
The lives of Franklin D. Roosevelt and wife Eleanor, from FDR's boyhood and their courtship to his struggle with polio and election to the Presidency in 1932, were traced in the Emmy Award-winning two-part biodrama "Eleanor And Franklin: The Early Years." Jane Alexander and Edward Herrmann star in the title roles, with support from Rosemary Murphy, David Huffman, Ed Flanders, and Pamela Franklin. AKA: "Eleanor and Franklin." And, Herrmann and Alexander reprised their roles as the Roosevelts in "Eleanor And Franklin: The White House Years," a two-part mini-series that chronicled FDR's 12 years in the Oval Office and the political and personal crises that tested the family. Winner of seven Emmy Awards; with Murphy, Priscilla Pointer, Rosemary Murphy, Blair Brown, Donald Moffat. 6 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Jean Stapleton plays the incredible Eleanor Roosevelt in this fascinating made-for-television biodrama that chronicles her life after FDR's death and her work as U.S. delegate to the new United Nations. Continuing to serve her country and inspire others with her charisma and self-determination, Roosevelt becomes an iconic figure in American history. Joyce Van Patten, E.G. Marshall, and Gail Strickland co-star. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Ralph Bellamy and Greer Garson are Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in this acclaimed drama of the famed leader's heroic struggle with polio and his attempts to re-enter politics after a crippling attack. Hume Cronyn plays Louis Howe, the political Svengali who guides the future president through his inspiring journey. Dore Schary adapted his Broadway play for the screen; Jean Hagen, Lyle Talbot also star. 143 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Before he would lead the country through two of its biggest crises, Franklin D. Roosevelt had to overcome his own personal struggle. Kenneth Branagh stars as the future president, fighting to return to public life after his crippling 1921 polio attack, and Cynthia Nixon is his wife Eleanor in this powerful made-for-TV biodrama. With Kathy Bates, David Paymer, and Jane Alexander as FDR's mother, Sara. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; featurette.