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All the King's Men

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Original title
All the King's Men
Running time
109 min.
United States United States
Robert Rossen (Novel: Robert Penn Warren)
Louis Gruenberg
Burnett Guffey (B&W)
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Columbia Pictures
Drama | Politics
Synopsis / 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.
1949: 3 Academy Awards: Movie, Actor (Crawford), Supp. Actress (McCambridge). 7 Nom.
1949: 5 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Drama. 7 nominations
1949: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Best Actor (Crawford)
1949: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1949: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
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