All the King's Men
Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) is a model politician -- until he's corrupted by the very system he tries to reform. Based on the cautionary Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards. It won Best Picture, as well as Best Actor and Actress for stars Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge (later the voice of the possessed Regan in The Exorcist). Stark's character is based on Louisiana governor Huey Long.
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- Robert Rossen
- 1950 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Top 100 Movies nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Chinese Simplified, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), ThaiClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
black and white; trailers; cast and crew information
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this classic political corruption drama has less iffy content than the 2006 remake, but it's still not particularly likely to interest kids. The main character, Stark, has affairs and blackmails a judge; the movie also deals with class issues. Characters drink, and two are assassinated (not very graphic).
- Sexual Content
- Stark has affairs with Anne and Sadie among others
- Stark and his assailant shot and killed
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it