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All the King's Men ()


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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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  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations.
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Willie Stark
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Jack Burden
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Anne Stanton
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Tom Stark
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Sadie Burke
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Adam Stanton
Ralph Dumke ...
Tiny Duffy
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Mrs. Lucy Stark
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Mrs. Burden (as Katharine Warren)
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Judge Monte Stanton
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Sugar Boy
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Dolph Pillsbury
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Floyd McEvoy
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Beau Anderson ...
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Richard Bartell ...
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Mary Bear ...
File Clerk (uncredited)
Helena Benda ...
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Marshall Bradford ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
William Bruce ...
Commissioner (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Senator (uncredited)
Edwin Chandler ...
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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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)
Jack Deery ...
Man at Impeachment Hearing (uncredited)
Earle S. Dewey ...
Joe Harrison (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
George Farmer ...
Bus Man (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
Tom Ferrandini ...
Politician (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ...
Editor (uncredited)
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Spokesman for Impeachment (uncredited)
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Dance Caller (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ...
Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
John Giles ...
Young Boy (uncredited)
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Politician (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Avery Graves ...
Senator (uncredited)
William E. Green ...
Senator (uncredited)
Charles Haefeli ...
Man in Cheap Bar (uncredited)
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Stark Strong-Arm Man (uncredited)
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Richard Hale (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ...
Editor (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Politician (uncredited)
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Politician (uncredited)
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Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
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Legislator (uncredited)
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Legislator (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Tom Kingston ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
James Linn ...
Politician (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Former Governor Stanton (uncredited)
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Minister (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ...
Local Chairman (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ...
Man in City Bar (uncredited)
H.C. Miller ...
Pa Stark (uncredited)
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Speaker of the House (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ...
Drunk at Football Game (uncredited)
Bob Milton ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Truett Myers ...
Minister at Funeral (uncredited)
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Politician (uncredited)
Charles Perry ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ...
Duffy Associate (uncredited)
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Politician at Harrison's Headquarters (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Irving Smith ...
Butler (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Farmer Listing to Speech (uncredited)
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Helene Hale (uncredited)
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Man at Impeachment Hearing (uncredited)
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Madison - the Editor (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Man Listening to Speech (uncredited)
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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)
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Public Relations Man (uncredited)
Rhoda Williams ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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One of Duffy's Goons (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ...
Farmer (uncredited)
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State Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Rossen

Written by

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Robert Penn Warren ... (based upon: the Pulitzer Prize novel "All the King's Men")
 
Robert Rossen ... (written for the screen by)

Produced by

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Robert Rossen ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Louis Gruenberg

Cinematography by

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Burnett Guffey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Al Clark

Editorial Department

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Robert Parrish ... editorial adviser
Donald W. Starling ... montages
Frank P. Keller ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Sturges Carne

Set Decoration by

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Louis Diage

Costume Design by

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Jean Louis ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Clay Campbell ... makeup artist
Helen Hunt ... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sam Nelson ... assistant director
Don Siegel ... second unit director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Frank Goodwin ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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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

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Shirley Miller ... assistant to the producer
Donna M. Norridge ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Jack Burden is a newspaper reporter who first hears of Willie Stark when his editor sends him to Kanoma County to cover the man. What's special about this nobody running for county treasurer? He's supposedly an honest man. Burden discovers this to be true when he sees Stark delivering a speech and having his son pass out handbills, while the local politicians do their best to intimidate him. Willie Stark is honest and brave. He's also a know-nothing hick whose schoolteacher wife has given him what little education he has. Stark loses the race for treasurer, but later makes his way through law school, becoming an idealistic attorney who fights for what is good. Someone in the governor's employ remembers Stark when the governor needs a patsy to run against him and split the vote of his rival. The fat cats underestimate Stark; but Jack Burden, Stark's biggest supporter, overestimates the man's idealism. To get where he wants to go, Willie Stark is willing to crack a few eggs - which include his tough-talking assistant, Sadie Burke; Jack's poised and elegant fiancée, Anne Stanton; and even Jack Burden himself. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Keywords
Taglines He Might Have Been A Pretty Good Guy . . . If Too Much Power . . . And Women . . . Hadn't Gone To his Head ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les fous du roi (France)
  • Der Mann, der herrschen wollte (Germany)
  • El político (Spain)
  • Wszyscy ludzie króla (Poland)
  • A Grande Ilusão (Brazil)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia Director Robert Rossen filmed in an unusual manner. Nobody in the cast had a script. Rossen let them read it once and took it away from them. According to Broderick Crawford, "We really had to stay on our toes." See more »
Goofs During the exchange of gunfire at the end of the movie, the man returning fire on the one who shot Willie Stark fires at least ten bullets from a six-shot revolver. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998). See more »
Quotes Jack Burden: I tell you there's nothing on the judge.
Willie Stark: Jack, there's something on everybody. Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption.
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