Eleanor and Franklin: The Early Years

Eleanor and Franklin: The Early Years

Director: Daniel Petrie Sr., Edward Herrmann, Jane Alexander, Linda Kelsey

Cast: Daniel Petrie Sr., Edward Herrmann, Jane Alexander, Linda Kelsey

     
 

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The winner of 11 Emmy awards, the made-for-TV Eleanor and Franklin stars Edward Herrmann as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jane Alexander as Eleanor Roosevelt. The film traces the first four decades of the lives of cousins Franklin and Eleanor, beginning with their marriage in 1905. Conflicts loom in the form of FDR's domineering mother (Rosemary Murphy) and Eleanor

Overview

The winner of 11 Emmy awards, the made-for-TV Eleanor and Franklin stars Edward Herrmann as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jane Alexander as Eleanor Roosevelt. The film traces the first four decades of the lives of cousins Franklin and Eleanor, beginning with their marriage in 1905. Conflicts loom in the form of FDR's domineering mother (Rosemary Murphy) and Eleanor's discovery of an affair between her husband and artist Lucy Mercer (Linda Kelsey). After Franklin is stricken by polio in 1921, Eleanor emerges as a formidable and influential public figure. James Costigan wrote the teleplay for Eleanor and Franklin, which first aired as a two-parter on January 11 and 12, 1976. The film was followed several months later by a multipart sequel, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
UPC:
0026359085123
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
3:24:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Herrmann Franklin D. Roosevelt, age 20-50
Jane Alexander Eleanor Roosevelt (age 18-60)
Linda Kelsey Lucy Mercer
Rosemary Murphy Sara Delano Roosevelt
Linda Purl Alice Roosevelt (age 14-20)
Lindsay Crouse Actor
Ed Flanders Louis Howe
Pamela Franklin Anna Hall
David Huffman Elliott Roosevelt Jr.
Anna Lee Laura Delano
MacKenzie Phillips Eleanor Roosevelt (age 14)
Lilia Skala Mlle. Souvestre
Edward Winter Joe McCall
Helen Kleeb Daisy
Peggy McCay Grace Tully
Irene Tedrow Mary Hall
Devon Ericson Corinne Robinson
William Phipps Theodore Roosevelt
Ted Eccles Franklin D. Roosevelt, age 16
Len Wayland Adm. McIntyre
Sari Price Actor
Harry Holcombe Actor
Tiffany Bolling Actor
Nora Heflin Actor
Cherry Davis Actor
Alvin Childress Actor
Vaughn Taylor Actor
Priscilla Pointer Actor
Walter McGinn Actor
Blair Brown Actor

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director
John Barry Score Composer
James Costigan Screenwriter
Lynn H. Guthrie Asst. Director
Jan Scott Production Designer
Harry Sherman Producer
David Susskind Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 --
1. Breaking the News [9:55]
2. Looking Back [12:06]
3. Dear Father [8:26]
4. Sagamore Hill [10:30]
5. Allenswood [12:17]
6. Coming Out [4:11]
7. Reunion [7:27]
8. Sara Delano Roosevelt [11:26]
9. Consider Your Writing Paper [13:34]
10. Hurry, and Be a Woman [10:21]
11. Goin' Home [8:58]
12. Miss Mercer [19:52]
13. The Letters [12:04]
14. Stricken [16:09]
15. Diagnosis [5:55]
16. The Real Battle [8:02]
17. An Unlikely Alliance [8:00]
18. Stay in the Game [9:01]
19. Happy Days [8:14]
20. The Roosevelt Legacy [7:38]

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