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|Genre/Form:||Films for the hearing impaired
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Rossen; Broderick Crawford; John Ireland; Joanne Dru; John Derek; Mercedes McCambridge; Shepperd Strudwick; Ralph Dumke; Anne Seymour; Katherine Warren; Raymond Greenleaf; Walter Burke; Will Wright; Grandon Rhodes; Robert Penn Warren; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Based upon the Pulitzer Prize novel "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.
Special features: All the King's Men (2006) sneak preview (6 min.); All the King's Men (2006) theatrical trailer (3 min.).
|Credits:||Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; art director, Sturges Carne ; film editor, Al Clark, montages, Donald W. Starling ; gowns, Jean Louis ; musical score by Louis Gruenberg.|
|Cast:||Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek, Mercedes McCambridge, Shepperd Strudwick, Ralph Dumke, Anne Seymour, Katharine Warren, Raymond Greenleaf, Walter Burke, Will Wright, Grandon Rhodes.|
|Production notes:||Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949.|
|Awards:||Winner, 1950 Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role--Mercedes McCambridge, Best Actor in a Leading Role--Broderick Crawford, Best Picture--Robert Rossen Productions; 1950 Writer's Guild of America Awards for Best Written American Drama and The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene)--Robert Rossen; 1950 Golden Globe Awards for Most Promising Newcomer-Female and Best Supporting Actress--Mercedes McCambridge, Best Motion Picture Actor--Broderick Crawford, Best Motion Picture Director--Robert Rossen, Best Motion Picture-Drama.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital sound; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.|
|Other Titles:||All the king's men (Motion picture : 1949)
All the kings men
|Responsibility:||Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen.|
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This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer.
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- Politicians -- Drama.
- Governors -- Drama.
- Political corruption -- Drama.
- Governors -- Election -- Drama.
- Manipulative behavior -- Drama.
- Reporters and reporting -- Drama.
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