All the King's Men Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1855

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 60

Theatrical Release Date: 11/08/1949

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Rosse

Actors: Broderick Crawford, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge, John Derek, Will Wright

Plot: A "hick" from a small town is double crossed into thinking he is running for mayor when his campaign help finally informs him he is only there to split the vote. He takes vengeance and finally speaks his mind. Once he wins an election he will stop at nothing to give what he believes to be right to his people all the while instilling corruption and bribery in virtually every aspect of the law and the government.

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Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/27/2019

A cynical look at how no matter how much integrity a leader has, they can turn corrupt. "All the King's Men" is probably the most politically toxic film to take home Best Picture.

Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 02/27/2018

Prescient thriller about a power hungry politician who rallies the masses and leaves a trail of corruption in his wake. Sound familiar?

Rating of
4/4

donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011

It seems the Academy used to have much better taste. This film is undeniably astute and uncannily ahead of it's time in the portrayal of the slick corruption of power.

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