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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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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

Jack Burden: What's so special about him?
Madison, the Editor: They say he's an honest man.


Goofs

Near the end of the movie, on the courthouse steps, Stark is shown from the front with Sugar Boy standing directly at his right shoulder. From behind, however, Sugar Boy is nowhere near Stark.

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Drama | Film-Noir

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