All the King's Men (1949 film)


All the King's Men (1949 film)

Infobox Film
name = All the King's Men


caption = original film poster
director = Robert Rossen
producer = Robert Rossen
writer = Robert Rossen
Robert Penn Warren (novel)
starring = Broderick Crawford
John Ireland
Joanne Dru
John Derek
Mercedes McCambridge
music =
cinematography = Burnett Guffey
editing = Al Clark
distributor = Columbia Pictures
released = November 8, 1949
runtime = 109 min.
country =
awards = Academy Award for Best Picture
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id = 1:1609
imdb_id = 041113

"All the King's Men" is a 1949 drama film based on the Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name. It was directed by Robert Rossen and starred Broderick Crawford in the role of Willie Stark.

Plot

"All The King's Men" is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark from a rural county seat to the spotlight. Along the way, he loses his initial innocence, and becomes just as corrupt as those who he assaulted before for this characteristic. Also included is the romance between one of his "right hand women" and the up-and-coming journalist who brings Stark to prominence.

Production

Rossen originally offered the starring role to John Wayne, who found the proposed film script unpatriotic and indignantly refused the part. Crawford, who eventually took the role, won the 1949 Oscar for best male actor, beating out Wayne, who had been nominated for his role in "The Sands of Iwo Jima".

Awards

The film won Oscars in the following categories:
*Best Picture - Robert Rossen Productions (Robert Rossen, producer)
*Best Actor - Broderick Crawford as Willie Stark
*Best Supporting Actress - Mercedes McCambridge as Sadie BurkeIt was also nominated for
*Best Supporting Actor - John Ireland as Jack Burden
*Best Director - Robert Rossen
*Best Film Editing - Al Clark and Robert Parrish
*Best Writing, Screenplay - Robert Rossen

In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Another movie based on the book was released in 2006: All the King's Men (2006 film).

ee also

* Politics in fiction


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