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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  • John Ireland in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford and Walter Burke in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Broderick Crawford and Anne Seymour in All the King's Men (1949)
  • Joanne Dru and John Ireland 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: You wanna know what my platform is? Here it is. I'm gonna soak the fat boys and spread it out thin.


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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