All the King's Men (1949) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Robert Rossen and produced by Robert Rossen.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Robert Penn Warren published in 1946.
All the King's Men was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2001.
Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Broderick Crawford||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||John Ireland||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Mercedes McCambridge||Won|
|Best Director||Robert Rossen||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Robert Parrish, Al Clark||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Robert Rossen Productions||Won|
|Best Writing||Robert Rossen||Nominated|
Willie Stark: Are you sure?
Willie Stark: Now, shut up! Shut up, all of you! Now listen to me, you hicks. Yeah, you're hicks too, and they fooled you a thousand times like they fooled me. But this time, I'm going to fool somebody. I'm going to stay in this race. I'm on my own and I'm out for blood.
Willie Stark: It could have been - whole world - Willie Stark.
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Robert Penn Warren's novel, upon which the film was based, was published in 1946. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Writer-director Robert Rossen purchased the film rights himself, and was then able to broker a deal with Columbia Pictures. He shifted the focus of the novel from the Jack Burden character (played by John Ireland) to Willie Stark.
Mercedes McCambridge's film debut.
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