Robert Penn Warren wrote this cautionary tale about populist politics turning toward
fascism using Louisiana Governor Huey Long as his model.
The film received three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Broderick Crawford)
and Best Supporting Actress (Mercedes McCambridge).
Post-film discussion will be led by Ray Smock.
Robert Penn Warren was a prolific novelist and poet of the early and mid 20th century.
His themes often focused on the legacies of the Civil War and the role of character in
About the Robert Penn Warren.
About the director.
A sampling of reviews.
Other background on the film.