Overall Rank: 1865
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 60
Theatrical Release Date: 11/08/1949
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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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.
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?
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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