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The Resource All the king's men, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen

All the king's men, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen

Label
All the king's men
Title
All the king's men
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer
Related
Awards note
  • Winner, 1950 Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role--Mercedes McCambridge, Best Actor in a Leading Role--Broderick Crawford, Best Picture--Robert Rossen Productions; 1950 Writer's Guild of America Awards for Best Written American Drama and The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene)--Robert Rossen; 1950 Golden Globe Awards for Most Promising Newcomer-Female and Best Supporting Actress--Mercedes McCambridge, Best Motion Picture Actor--Broderick Crawford, Best Motion Picture Director--Robert Rossen, Best Motion Picture-Drama
  • Oscar Winner, 1949
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; art director, Sturges Carne ; film editor, Al Clark, montages, Donald W. Starling ; gowns, Jean Louis ; musical score by Louis Gruenberg
Date time place
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A45 2006
PerformerNote
Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek, Mercedes McCambridge, Shepperd Strudwick, Ralph Dumke, Anne Seymour, Katharine Warren, Raymond Greenleaf, Walter Burke, Will Wright, Grandon Rhodes
Runtime
110
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
All the king's men, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?all+the+king%27s+men
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the Pulitzer Prize novel "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren
  • Special features: All the King's Men (2006) sneak preview (6 min.); All the King's Men (2006) theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19925195
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.)
Isbn
9781404913769
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396130524
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
13052
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm71016394
  • (OCoLC)71016394
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital sound; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
All the king's men, Columbia Pictures Corporation presents Robert Rossen's production ; written for the screen and directed by Robert Rossen
Link
http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?all+the+king%27s+men
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the Pulitzer Prize novel "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren
  • Special features: All the King's Men (2006) sneak preview (6 min.); All the King's Men (2006) theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19925195
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.)
Isbn
9781404913769
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396130524
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
13052
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm71016394
  • (OCoLC)71016394
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital sound; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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