All the King's Men (1949)

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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.


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  • Broderick Crawford in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge in All the King's Men (1949)
  • John Derek, Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, and A.C. Tillman in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford, Walter Burke, Ralph Dumke, Richard Hale, John Ireland, and Anne Seymour in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford, Walter Burke, John Ireland, and Shepperd Strudwick in All the King's Men (1949)

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Trivia

In 1948, Norman Corwin was hired to write a draft of the screenplay. After the release of the film, questions arose about the extent of Corwin's contributions to the completed film, but the Screen Writers Guild judged Rossen to be the sole writer.


Quotes

Willie Stark: It could have been - whole world - Willie Stark.


Goofs

In the locker room scene, the towel draped over Tom's shoulders keeps changing positions.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Film-Noir

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