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All the King's Men
He Might Have Been A Pretty Good Guy … If Too Much Power … And Women … Hadn’t Gone To his Head!
All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark from a rural county seat to the governor's mansion.
Film #26 of The Movie King's Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Task #26: An exploitation film
Tells the tragic story of an honest moral country boy who determines himself to fight against the corruption of politics and run for governor, only for the politics to corrupt himself when making the decisions of law.
Recommended for those fascinated by the nature of politics and for those eager enough to learn the truth of the corrupt political spectrum.
"I don't need money. People give me things because they believe in me."
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
The best tragedies are timeless tales of something one should avoid. In the case of All The King's Men, it's the tale of a man, Willie Stark, who forgot what he stood for and got caught in his own cult of personality.
Despite being over 60 years old, this film has [sadly] not lost its relevance to the times we live in. Willie Stark is a politician you want to succeed in the beginning, and by the end you hate his guts so much you want him out on his feet.
It's a great character study, and most of this is due to Broderick Crawford's acting as Stark, who carefully balances Willie's likability and…
"Willie Stark; Messiah or Dictator?"
All the King's Men was on my watch-list for only god knows how long, it's a Best Picture winner so it's automatically a must see. I'm proud to say that i have watched every single Best Picture Winner of the last forty five years to a total of sixty eight seen but i still have twenty more to see and this one was one of them. This was one of the films of the four films from 40's that had one that i had not yet seen and to say the truth is was no doubt the one i was most interested in. Oscars aside, this is a picture that still has a…
A political drama from the 40's and the winner of a Best Picture Award. Broderick Crawford and John Ireland certainly have a way to pull you into the film. Ireland plays a journalist and Crawford the policitian. We see Crawford slowly becoming mad with power and making deals left and right. He let's Ireland find dirt on the people who's vote he needs. It's a great story and it will certainly have you entertained for 110 minutes.
This one certainly deserves more views.
"Appeal to their emotions. Make 'em laugh, make 'em cry. Make them mad, even if they get mad at you. But for heaven's sake, don't try to improve their minds."
A movie made in 1949, based on a novel written in 1946, and might be even more relevant today than ever. All the King's Men is a masterful drama piece from yesteryear that questions the political arena's deep desire to be the popular vote, and what would be required to attain it.
Broderick Crawford and John Ireland are masterful together, and Crawford especially sucked me into the story, and before I knew what was happening his amazing transformation from a simple, hick lawyer to a ruthless, ambitious politician took me…
It comes across as a little cold, but it's incredibly honest.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Very interesting film adaptation of Robert Penn Warren award-winning novel loosely based on the rein of iconic Louisiana Governor Huey Long. Aside from some flaws in writer-director Robert Rossen's screenplay, ALL THE KING'S MEN is a very good good film and also serves as an engaging cautionary in a year with (arguably) the most controversial U.S. Presidential election campaign in recorded history.
Broderick Crawford is terrific as the once hayseed hick turned ambitious, ruthless, powerful, corrupt yet beloved politician Willie Stark. Stark's rise to power is witnessed and chronicled through the young reporter turned Willie Stark right hand man Jack Burden. Burden's belief and loyalty to all things Stark is remarkable, and maybe even believable. That's the part that I…
The rise and fall of a politician, going from young idealist to bitter corrupt realist.
Especially in 2016 with Donald Trump wanting to come to power, this film unfortunately hasn't aged a day.
I have watched about 80% of all the Academy Awards best picture winners and any time someone asks me what my favorite is, which is an impossible question to answer, this is always one that comes to mind. This movie is just as relevant today as it was in the 40s. Incredible performance from Broderick Crawford. By far this movie was on his shoulders and he carried it with his portrayal of a good man's downward spiral to corrupt politician. Mercedes McCambridge gives a heartbreaking performance as his secretary. Both truly deserved their Oscars and carried this to best picture.
I suppose honesty really is the best policy with politics, because even though this guy is an under-educated, loud-mouthed hick, he is climbing up the political ranks because he is honest about it. Indeed, Broderick Crawford was so regularly type-cast as the tough guy that even the highly successful lawyer-politician he plays is a bit of a brute. Shoot, these type of politicians were all over the South way back when, so I guess he was just considered the lesser of all the evils based on his being honest... up to a point. Surely, his integrity started to go when he made it through law school, but this guy slips into such sinister depths of deception and dangerous unpredictability that…
This is a great political film about corruption.
The epic nature and scope of it is impressive and you can see why it was so critically hailed. I don't know any of the actors in it, but all the performances were pretty good.
Cross off another best picture winner.
This Oscar-winning screen adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Robert Penn Warren novel feels oddly truncated, like director Robert Rossen filmed a much longer movie, and then an unqualified editor hacked it down to the movie we see. The pacing is off, scenes feel cut short and much of it is confusing, as if there are elements missing. It doesn't come close to capturing the greatness of the novel, and it's one of the weakest films to win the Best Picture Academy Award from that time period.
Broderick Crawford makes a fine Willie Stark, though, I'll give the film that. He's all bluster and hot-headed arrogance, just what the character calls for. John Ireland does fine with the role of Jack Burden,…
This movie reminded me how much I love citizen kane which didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of it
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…