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The youngest president in our nation's history, who brought an unprecedented excitement and power to the office, the life of America s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, makes any fiction pale by comparison. His was the life of a magnificent maveric-a man of enormous popularity and legendary achievements. From the sidewalks of New York to the frontiers of Dakota, from the Spanish-American War to World War I, to his dynamic years in the White House, Roosevelt saw it all. Larger than life, Teddy was a true American hero who changed the country as have few other leaders. Directed by Harrison Engle and narrated by George C. Scott, The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt is a unique, dramatic documentary, combining remarkable film footage of great historical events, meticulous re-creations and the stirring music of John Philip Sousa - also included on a special 31-track CD, Sophisticated Sousa - to create a spectacular visual and musical experience. Presented in its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Digital Sound. Special features include an interview with director Harrison Engle; photo archive; 'Teddyisms,' memorable quotes from T.R.; Sousa biography and soundtrack descriptions; and Roosevelt's 1905 inaugural address. 2 DVDs plus a bonus CD!
I teach 8th grade history and I show this to my class when we study TR in class. His story is amazing and the interchange of real-life movie clips with the color dramatizations... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Claire Glowacki
Great teaching tool, rather hero-worshippy, but who cares so long as it gets through to American high schoolers that this best and brightest of America's hero / boy scouts was a... Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by John Addington
Brilliant film. As a documentary aficcionado,I find the production is great and the narration and music befitting Theodore Roosevelt's long and illustrious career. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by CLD
Strike One: The annoying task of trying to listen to the narrator above blaring music (albeit very good blaring music) makes this documentary nothing more than standard fare. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by J. Cronin