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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Broderick Crawford
John Ireland
Joanne Dru
John Derek
Directors
Robert Rossen
Screenwriters
Robert Rossen
Robert Penn Warren
Running Time
109 minutes

All The King's Men
Classic political drama.


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Plot
Pillar of the community Willie Stark is duped into standing in a gubernatorial election. However, he gets a taste for politics and the high life and, once in office, he abandons his principles and begins lining his pockets.


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A savage indictment of the system, this was the Primary Colors of its day and it still packs one hell of a punch.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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