All the king's men

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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men is a roman à clef inspired by the career of Louisiana governor Huey Long. Broderick Crawford won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Willie Stark, a backwoods Southern lawyer who wins the hearts of his constituents by bucking the corrupt state government. Journalist Jack Burden (John Ireland) is impressed by Willie's seeming sincerity, and aids Stark on the road to political power. Once he's reached the governor's mansion, however, Willie proves himself to be as dishonest and despotic as the crooks whom he's replaced. He also cheats shamelessly on his wife with both his campaign manager (Mercedes McCambridge, another Oscar winner) and with Anne Stanton (Joanne Dru), the sister of idealistic doctor Adam Stanton (Sheppard Strudwick). Fiercely protective of his power, Willie organizes a fascistic police force and arranges for "accidents" to befall those who oppose him; even so, he retains the love of the voters by lowering the poverty level, improving the school system, and financing building projects. Even when Willie all but orchestrates the suicide of Anne's uncle, a highly respected judge (Raymond Greenleaf), those closest to him are unable to escape his power and the charismatic hold he has over people. Stockton, CA, stands in for the unnamed state capitol where most of the film's action occurs. In addition to its Oscars for Crawford and McCambridge, All the King's Men won the Best Picture prize. Warren's novel would later be adapted into a stage play, a TV special, and even an opera. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouping Titleall the king s men
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auth_author2Allen, Marit.
Baker, Kathy, 1950-
Burke, Walter.
Clarkson, Patricia.
Crawford, Broderick, 1911-1986,
Crawford, Broderick, 1911-1986.
Derek, John, 1926-1998,
Dru, Joanne, 1923-1996,
Dru, Joanne, 1923-1996.
Dumke, Ralph, 1900-1964.
Edelman, Pawel, 1958-
Gandolfini, James.
Greenleaf, Raymond, 1892-1963.
Haley, Jackie Earle, 1961-
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Horner, James.
Ireland, John, 1914-1992,
Ireland, John, 1914-1992.
Law, Jude, 1972-
Lemberger, Ken, 1946-
McCambridge, Mercedes,
Medavoy, Mike.
Messer, Arnold W.
Penn, Sean, 1960-
Rhodes, Grandon.
Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966,
Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966.
Ruffalo, Mark.
Seymour, Anne, 1909-1988.
Strudwick, Shepperd, 1907-1983,
Von Brandenstein, Patrizia.
Wahman, Wayne.
Warren, Katherine, 1905-1965.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.
Winslet, Kate.
Wright, Will, 1891-1962.
Zaillian, Steven.
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Baker, Kathy,1950-
Burke, Walter.
Clarkson, Patricia.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures.
Crawford, Broderick,1911-1986,actor.
Crawford, Broderick,1911-1986.
Derek, John,1926-1998,actor.
Dru, Joanne,1923-1996,actor.
Dru, Joanne,1923-1996.
Dumke, Ralph,1900-1964.
Edelman, Pawel,1958-
Gandolfini, James.
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Hopkins, Anthony,1937-
Horner, James.
Ireland, John,1914-1992,actor.
Ireland, John,1914-1992.
Law, Jude,1972-
Lemberger, Ken,1946-
McCambridge, Mercedes,actor.
Medavoy, Mike.
Messer, Arnold W.
Penn, Sean,1960-
Phoenix Pictures.
Relativity Media.
Rhodes, Grandon.
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Rossen, Robert,1908-1966.
Ruffalo, Mark.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Strudwick, Shepperd,1907-1983,actor.
VIP 3 Medienfonds.
VIP 4 (Firm)
Von Brandenstein, Patrizia.
Wahman, Wayne.
Warren, Katherine,1905-1965.
Warren, Robert Penn,1905-1989.All the king's men.
Winslet, Kate.
Wright, Will,1891-1962.
Zaillian, Steven.
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display_descriptionThis is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer.
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title_displayAll the king's men
title_fullAll the king's men [videorecording (DVD)] / Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media ; a Phoenix Pictures production ... [and others] ; produced by Ken Lemberger, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Steven Zaillian ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Steven Zaillian
All the king's men [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Robert Rossen
All the king's men [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen
All the king's men [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media ; a Phoenix Pictures, VIP Medienfonds 3A/4A production ; in association with Rising Star ; produced by Mike Medavoy [and others] ; written for the screen and directed by Steven Zaillian
title_shortAll the king's men
Manipulative behavior
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Warren, Robert Penn