Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.
On this episode, we discuss the twenty-second Best Picture Winner: “All the King’s Men.”
“All the King’s Men” follows the rise and fall of a corrupt southern governor who promises his way to power. Broderick Crawford portrays Willie Stark, who, once he is elected, finds that his vanity and power lust prove to be his downfall. The film is based on the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Robert Penn Watten. The film co-stars John Ireland as Jack Burden, Joanne Dru as Anne Stanton, John Derek as Tommy Stark, Mercedes McCambridge as Sadie Burke, Shepperd Strudwick as Adam Stanton and is directed by Robert Rossen.
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