Cinema: A Woman Remembered

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story. "What we have to recall for ourselves," said Adlai Stevenson at her graveside, "is what she was herself. And who can name it?" This intimate, uncritical documentary is an effort to do so in film and in the feelingly written words of Archibald MacLeish, as narrated by

MacLeish, Eric Sevareid, and Eleanor Roosevelt's first cousin and childhood friend, Mrs. Francis Cole.

Story begins with a poignant collection of stills and family photographs. Staring disconsolately from nearly all of them is the vulnerable "ugly duckling" whose beautiful, indifferent mother died young and whose doting father provided meager solace to her....

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