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This is a very solid 40's film about power, corrupt politics, and people's misperceptions of true politics.
Stark runs his first local race over the issue of safety in a public school; he loses, but the school collapses, killing many kids.
The supporting cast of John Ireland, Joanne Dru, Anne Seymour, and Walter Burke (to name but a few) is also quite good.
Academy Award nominations: Director-Robert Rossen, Supporting Actor-John Ireland, Screenplay and Film Editing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by March boy
Not as good as I remembered it. Had I not recently reread (book on tape actually) the novel after forty years, I probably would have given the movie five stars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven L. Wilson
Having watched two different cinematic accounts of All the King's Men, the common assessment that the 1949 film, with Broderick Crawford as Willie Stark (Columbia Pictures/Sony... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gerald Parker
Wow what a fantastic movie this is. Its about a politician that makes promises in order to get elected
but he does not follow through with his promises. Read more