All the King's Men

United States, 1949

Film
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A riveting thriller about corruption in the political arena. Willie Stark, a dynamic backwoods lawyer, batters his way into the Governor’s mansion with the help of his hard boiled secretary, Sadie Burke and reporter Jack Burden. Once elected, Willie uses his unprincipled charm to become a brutal dictator, but his unquenchable thirst for power threatens to topple the monarch and his kingdom. Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge. Based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.

Credits

producer/director

Robert Rossen

production company

Columbia

Language

English

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36624

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political corruption

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Politics and government

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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