Sunrise at Campobello 61 years old

The sun came up twice that day. Once in the heavens for all the world to see... once in the darkness for a man, his wife, and their children alone to share...

Sunrise at Campobello

The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at Campobello to his triumphant nominating speech for Al Smith's presidency in 1924, the story follows the various influences on his life and his determination to recover - based on the award winning Broadway play of the same name.

Credits

Sunrise at Campobello Cast

Name Character
Ralph Bellamy He was 56, 87 years old when he died as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jean Hagen She was 37, 54 years old when she died as Missy Le Hand
Hume Cronyn He was 49, 91 years old when he died as Louis Howe
Greer Garson She was 55, 91 years old when she died as Eleanor Roosevelt
Zina Bethune She was 15, 66 years old when she died as Anna Roosevelt
Frank Ferguson He was 60, 78 years old when he died as Dr. Bennett
Tim Considine He was 19, now 81 years old as James Roosevelt
Alan Bunce He was 58, 62 years old when he died as Gov. Alfred E. Smith
Ann Shoemaker She was 69, 87 years old when she died as Sara Delano Roosevelt

Sunrise at Campobello Crew

Name Department
George James Hopkins as Set Decoration. He was 64 (88) years old when He died Art
Russell Harlan as Director of Photography. He was 57 (70) years old when He died Camera
Marjorie Best as Costume Design. She was 57 (94) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Edward Carrere as Production Design. He was 53 (78) years old when He died Art
Franz Waxman as Original Music Composer. He was 53 (60) years old when He died Sound
George Boemler as Editor. He was 58 (66) years old when He died Editing
Walter Reilly as Associate Producer. Production
Vincent J. Donehue as Director. He was 45 (50) years old when He died Directing
Sunrise at Campobello poster
Sunrise at Campobello (61 years)

The sun came up twice that day. Once in the heavens for all the world to see... once in the darkness for a man, his wife, and their children alone to share...

  • Release day: Wednesday, September 28, 1960
  • Runtime: 144 minutes