All The King's Men (1949)

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DVD Features:

  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Audio: English (Mono), French, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean & Thai
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
      3. ANATOMY OF A MURDER
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Filmographies: Cast & Crew

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1949 - Best Actor: Broderick Crawford
Academy Awards 1949 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1949 - Best Supporting Actress: Mercedes McCambridge

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 09/01/2002
"...Rossen's political satire hasn't dated in the slightest..."
New York Times - 09/05/2006
"Mr. Crawford remains a stunning thunderer in his speeches..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

In a bravura performance, Broderick Crawford won the 1949 Academy Award for Best Actor with his stunning portrayal of bullheaded backwoods lawyer Willie Stark in the powerful drama about political and personal corruption.

A somber but realistic chronicle of raw, brutal power in force, All The King's Men is based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It was brought to the screen in 1949 by producer Robert Rossen, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film. The story was inspired by the rise and fall of southern bigwig Huey Pierce Long - the infamous "Kingfish" who was Louisiana's governor and one-time senator.

All The King's Men remains a hallmark political film with superb performances throughout. John Ireland garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Stark's tortured right-hand man, while Mercedes McCambridge won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Sadie Burke, Stark's callous, conniving political aide. In addition, the film won an Academy Award for Best Picture, along with nominations for Directing, Writing and Film Editing.

Product Description:

Broderick Crawford stands out in this fine drama about the rise and fall of a corrupt southern governor who promises his way to power. Crawford portrays Willie Stark, who, once he is elected, finds that his vanity and power lust prove to be his downfall. The film is based on the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Warren, which in turn was based largely on the story of Louisiana legend Huey Long. Directed by Robert Rossen (THE HUSTLER), ALL THE KING'S MEN earned seven Academy Award nominations and three wins, for Best Picture, Best Actor--Broderick Crawford--and Best Supporting Actress--Mercedes McCambridge.

Plot Synopsis:

A Huey Long-type political figure creates a following for himself among the "common" voters after being rejected by the organized party system. The film takes the point of view of a journalist who helps the politician make it to the big time by winning the governorship. But the power of high office eventually corrupts him and turns him into a controversial figure in the eyes of his onetime supporters.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Classic | Corruption | Politics | Rags To Riches | Recommended | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 043396058897
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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