A Fight to the Finish: Stories of Polio (2001)

A Fight to the Finish: Stories of Polio
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ralph Meyers Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ken Mandel Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Ralph Meyers Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
John Schoonmaker Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Ken Mandel Editor n/a 172 7000002
John Bryant Music n/a 120781 8000001
Marvin Hlavenka Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Tony Herring Music n/a 120781 8000003
Frank Hames Music n/a 120781 8000002
Alexander Carduff Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
J C Montgomery Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Jane Smith Actor n/a 1 1000004
Henry Hampton Actor n/a 1 1000003
Todd Gitlin Actor n/a 1 1000002
Geoffrey Ward Actor n/a 1 1000005
William Cochran Actor n/a 1 1000006
Ken Mandel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tony Herring Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ken Mandel Director n/a 2 2000001
Ben Bradlee Actor n/a 1 1000001
Interviews with survivors of polio illuminate the story of this epidemic, which began in the US during WWI and grew into the 1940s. Under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a campaign against polio gained momentum, uniting medical groups, scientists and fundraising organizations, such as the March of Dimes.