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The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt
The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt
Actors: Bob Boyd, John Gable, Thomas Batty, Lisette Clemens, William Kapinski
Director: Harrison Engle
Genres: Drama
NR     1999     1hr 34min

A great hero and legend of our time returns! The life of Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th president, makes any fiction pale by comparison. His was the life of a magnificent maverick--a man of enormous popularity and lege...  more »


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Actors: Bob Boyd, John Gable, Thomas Batty, Lisette Clemens, William Kapinski
Director: Harrison Engle
Creators: Jeri Sopanen, Robert Ipcar, Tom Baer, Harrison Engle, Marilyn S. Engle, Sidney Kirkpatrick, Theodore Strauss
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 07/13/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Teddy Roosevelt - good American fun
jim bernat | Chestertown, NY United States | 01/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this tape! I saw it as an ABC television special over ten years ago. About five years ago I found out that a friend had made a copy of it and managed to talk him into giving it to me. Teddy had a full life and this tape does a good job of fittng it into roughly two hours. The archival photos, pictures, and films are clear and are accurately placed in the historical narative. The Sousa music creates a mood that takes one back to the energetic turn of the 20th century with all its brash color and jingoism. I like this film so much that I show it in its entirety each year in the U.S. course that I teach."
Excellent film!
Candace Scott | Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA | 09/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ABC Presidential documentaries are always stellar efforts and this is no exception. The magnificent life of TR is told is painstaking detail and everything is beautifully photographed and arranged. When the film details TR's childhood asthma, they photograph a small boy, meant to be TR, in a darkened room, as the wind batters the curtains. It's an ethereal moment and makes the viewer think they are in the room with Roosevelt. TR's entire life is depicted, with generous amounts of time being spent on his early years in New York. But the majority of the program is rightly devoted to TR in the period 1898-1909, where he went from Rough Rider to President. His private side is illuminated and one realizes he was a fascinating, though sometimes infuriating man; stubborn, headstrong, yet brilliant. It's all here: his ability to speak languages, his amazing memory, the fact he read a book every day, his passion for the outdoor life, his years at Harvard. His romances are here as well, including his early passion for eventual wife Edith, whom he threw over for his first wife, Alice. She died on the same day as TR's mother, and this dual blow is examined in detail.This is a gorgeous film, photographed with care and produced with exquisite flair. If you're not especially interested in Roosevelt, you will be after viewing this documentary. If you are already a fan of TR, this will make you love him all the more."
This is BULLY!
Samuel Ross | Dallas, TX | 04/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No one can watch this and not be amazed at what a whirlwind of fun and energy Theodore Roosevelt's life was. The best line from many in this film? "You'd have to hate the colonel a whole lot-- not to love him". Quite true."