All The King's Men

Director:   Robert Rossen
Year:   1949
Language:   English
Time:   109 minutes

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).

Not rated.

Post-film discussion will be led by Ray Smock.

Links

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 shaping history. About the Robert Penn Warren.

About the director.

A sampling of reviews.

Other background on the film.