“Robert Rossen has written and directed, as well as personally produced, a rip-roaring film…it has a superb pictorialism which perpetually crackles and explodes…it gathers a frightening comprehension of the potential of demagoguery in this land.”
—Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
“The dramatic impact of mob scenes contrast with equally potent intimate scenes as the story is unfolded and over them all is spread just enough of the documentary technique to make them vividly alive. Crawford’s exhortations of his followers is true-life spellbinding.”
Adapted from Robert Penn Warren’s classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the King’s Men (1949) is writer-director-producer Robert Rossen’s stunning Best Picture masterpiece, the tale of Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford in his Oscar®-winning role), a man of humble beginnings and honest intentions who rises to power by nefarious means. Along for the wild ride are an earnest reporter (John Ireland), a heretofore classy society girl (Joanne Dru), and a too-clever-for-her-own-good political flack (Mercedes McCambridge, making her film debut and snagging an Academy Award® in the process).
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
1949 / B & W
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailer
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.
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