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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorBroderick CrawfordWon
Best Supporting ActorJohn IrelandNominated
Best Supporting ActressMercedes McCambridgeWon
Best DirectorRobert RossenNominated
Best Film EditingRobert Parrish, Al ClarkNominated
Best PictureRobert Rossen ProductionsWon
Best WritingRobert RossenNominated
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[to his fellow 'hicks' after surviving an impeachment trial in the state senate]
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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Mercedes McCambridge was cast after she got angry with the producers. She and other actresses were kept waiting in an office in New York City during open auditions. McCambridge told the producers off and stormed out of the office. They called her back and eventually cast her because she fit the part of Sadie.
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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