All The King's Men

Lists: Best Picture Winners from the 1940s, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) from a rural county seat to the governor's mansion. Firstly he teaches himself law and becomes a lawyer championing the local people, and gaining much local popularity. He then decides to go into politics. Along the way, he loses his innocence, and becomes just as corrupt as the politicians he once fought against."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1949: # 0)

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Lisa Marie Bowman85 - It remains just as relevant today as when it was first released.
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People Involved

  • 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)
  • Robert Rossen (Director)