All the King's Men (1949 movie)
All the King's Men is a 1949 political drama movie.
Plot[change | change source]
Politician Willie Stark goes from a rural county seat to the governor's mansion. He loses a race for county treasurer. Stark teaches himself law. As a lawyer, he continues fighting the local establishment. He eventually rises to become a candidate for governor. He loses the first time. On his second try, he wins.
Cast[change | change source]
- Broderick Crawford as Willie Stark
- John Ireland as Jack Burden
- Joanne Dru as Anne Stanton
- John Derek as Tom Stark
- Mercedes McCambridge as Sadie Burke
- Shepperd Strudwick as Adam Stanton
- Ralph Dumke as Tiny Duffy
- Anne Seymour as Mrs. Lucy Stark
- Katharine Warren as Mrs. Burden
- Raymond Greenleaf as Judge Monte Stanton
- Helene Stanley as Helene Hale
- Walter Burke as Sugar Boy
- Will Wright as Dolph Pillsbury
- Grandon Rhodes as Floyd McEvoy
Character actor Paul Ford has an uncredited role as the Leader of the Senate Opposition
Awards[change | change source]
All the King's Men won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.