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.


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

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Al Clark did the original cut but had trouble putting all the footage that Robert Rossen had shot into a coherent narrative. Robert Parrish was brought onboard by Rossen and Harry Cohn, to see what he could do. Since Rossen had a hard time cutting anything he shot, after several weeks of ... ...


Willie Stark: You wanna know what my platform is? Here it is. I'm gonna soak the fat boys and spread it out thin.


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


Plot Summary


Drama | Film-Noir

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