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All the King's Men -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Robert Penn Warren (based upon: the Pulitzer Prize novel "All the King's Men")
Robert Rossen (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
January 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He Might Have Been A Pretty Good Guy . . . If Too Much Power . . . And Women . . . Hadn't Gone To his Head ! See more »
Plot:
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Great Film with Two Spectacular Performances See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Broderick Crawford ... Willie Stark

John Ireland ... Jack Burden

Joanne Dru ... Anne Stanton

John Derek ... Tom Stark

Mercedes McCambridge ... Sadie Burke
Shepperd Strudwick ... Adam Stanton
Ralph Dumke ... Tiny Duffy

Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Lucy Stark
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Burden (as Katharine Warren)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Judge Monte Stanton
Walter Burke ... Sugar Boy

Will Wright ... Dolph Pillsbury
Grandon Rhodes ... Floyd McEvoy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beau Anderson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Sam Ash ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Mary Bear ... File Clerk (uncredited)
Helena Benda ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ... Senator (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
William Bruce ... Commissioner (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Senator (uncredited)
Edwin Chandler ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Stephen Chase ... Puckett (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Man tearing down poster (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Cottrell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kenneth Cutler ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Politician at Harrison's Headquarters (uncredited)
Earle S. Dewey ... Joe Harrison (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
George Farmer ... Bus Man (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
Tom Ferrandini ... Politician (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ... Editor (uncredited)

Paul Ford ... Spokesman for Impeachment (uncredited)
Ted French ... Dance Caller (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
John Giles ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Politician (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Avery Graves ... Senator (uncredited)
William E. Green ... Senator (uncredited)
Charles Haefeli ... Man in Cheap Bar (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Stark Strong-Arm Man (uncredited)

Richard Hale ... (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ... Editor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Politician (uncredited)
Judd Holdren ... Politician (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Legislator (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Legislator (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Spectator (uncredited)
Tom Kingston ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Senator (uncredited)
James Linn ... Politician (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield ... Farmer (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Former Governor Stanton (uncredited)
Louis Mason ... Minister (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Local Chairman (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Doctor (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Man in City Bar (uncredited)
H.C. Miller ... Pa Stark (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Speaker of the House (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Drunk at Football Game (uncredited)
Bob Milton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Truett Myers ... Minister at Funeral (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Politician (uncredited)
Charles Perry ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Politician at Harrison's Headquarters (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Irving Smith ... Butler (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Farmer Listing to Speech (uncredited)
Helene Stanley ... Helene Hale (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Houseley Stevenson ... Madison - the Editor (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Man in City Bar (uncredited)
George Taylor ... Politician (uncredited)
Al Thompson ... Man in Cheap Bar (uncredited)
Glen Thompson ... State Trooper (uncredited)
A.C. Tillman ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Phil Tully ... Football Coach (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Woman Listening to Speech (uncredited)
Reba Waterson ... Receptionist (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Public Relations Man (uncredited)
Rhoda Williams ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... One of Duffy's Goons (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Farmer (uncredited)
Al Wyatt Sr. ... State Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Rossen 
 
Writing credits
Robert Penn Warren (based upon: the Pulitzer Prize novel "All the King's Men")

Robert Rossen (written for the screen by)

Produced by
Robert Rossen .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Louis Gruenberg 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Sturges Carne 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
Don Siegel .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank Goodwin .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gert Andersen .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... gaffer (uncredited)
Irving Lippman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Rich .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Parrish .... editorial adviser
Donald W. Starling .... montages
Frank P. Keller .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Duning .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Howard Jackson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Mertz .... musical arrangements (uncredited)
Joseph Nussbaum .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marlin Skiles .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shirley Miller .... assistant to the producer
Donna M. Norridge .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
110 min (copyright length)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:AL (VHS rating) (1998) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1950) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1992) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (PCA #13747) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

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 from the Jack Burden character (played by 'John Ireland' (qv() to Willie Stark.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Quotes:
Sadie Burke:Was she pretty?
Jack Burden:How should I know. I wasn't looking at her face.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Great Film with Two Spectacular Performances, 5 July 2002
Author: StarCastle99 from Las Vegas, NV

Every dog has his day. Broderick Crawford (sometimes remembered for the TV series "Highway Patrol") hit the zenith of his career with an Oscar winning performance. As Willie Stark he reeks of the abuse of power we have seen in the year's since. Never again does Crawford turn himself loose in a role that was really written for him. (In Highway Patrol all the chases were shot on private land - Crawford's driving license was revoked for numerous DUI infractions). You can't leave out Mercedes McCambridge. She is the perfect second lead. Her performance is filled with depth. Mercedes is the role model for today's woman. Tough yet filled with compassion. She and Crawford provide sensation entertainment without one frame of CGI. If you haven't seen this film, rent it, buy it or go to a retrospective. Your film going life is incomplete without a viewing.

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