Cinema: New Picture, Oct. 10, 1960

Sunrise at Campobello (Schary Production; Warner), quite aside from its respectable merits as heroic drama, patriotic myth, situation comedy and outright soap opera, comes along as a timely piece of campaign propaganda for the Democrats.

Adapted by Dore Schary from his prizewinning play (TIME, Feb. 10, 1958), Sunrise starts off with a heart-rending half-hour description of how Franklin Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) was struck down, at the age of 39, by infantile paralysis in the family cottage on Campobello


The tale that wags the donkey?

Island off the Canadian coast. In the rest of this 143-minute film, Scriptwriter Schary (who...

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