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: They tried to ruin me, but they are ruined. They tried to ruin me because they didn't like what I have done. Do you like what I've done?
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: I'm going to run. You can't stop me. I'm going to run even if I don't get a single vote!
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To prepare for the role of Willie Stark, Broderick Crawford watched newsreels of Huey Long, the former Louisiana senator and governor on whose life the novel was loosely based.
Mercedes McCambridge's film debut.
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