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 and Mercedes McCambridge in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford in All the King's Men (1949)
  • John Derek, Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, H.C. Miller, and Anne Seymour 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

Robert Penn Warren's novel, upon which the film was based, was published in 1946. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Writer-director Robert Rossen purchased the film rights himself, and was then able to broker a deal with Columbia Pictures. He shifted the focus of the novel ... ...


Quotes

Jack Burden: You'll never live to be impeached!
Willie Stark: Boy, I'll live to be President!


Goofs

When Tommy first takes the field, the referee is towards the left and Tommy is to the right, really not anywhere near each other, yet the ref's arm is visible in the close up.

Storyline

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Genres

Drama | Film-Noir

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