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3.6
235 Ratings

All the King's Men

Directed by Robert Rossen
United States, 1949
Drama

Synopsis

The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

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All the King's Men Directed by Robert Rossen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1950 | 3 wins including: Best Picture

1950 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Directors Guild of America

1950 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

1950 | 2 wins including: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Critics reviews

A legend of his own devising, Stark is brought to fervid, boisterous life by Broderick Crawford in one of those monolithic, definitive parts that eclipses an entire career. Rossen’s classical, unassertive directing style mostly serves to get out of his way.
September 17, 2012
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