All the King's Men

All the King's Men (1949)

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Jack Burden decides to aid Willie Stark in exposing a long buried scandal that implicates Judge Irwin at its central core, unless Irwin ceases to block Willie's pollitical ambitions. Irwin shoots himself over this and Jack learns from his mother that Irwin was Jack's biological father. Tiny Duffy amongst others manipulates Adam Stanton into convincing him that Willie has set him up for fraud charges and a prison term. Incensed over this Adam opens fire on Willie at the Louisiana State Capitol, himself fatally shot by Sugar Boy in the process. Both collapse and die on the seal of the countries State Capitol.

2Tru895

Factual error: When Jack is leaving Adam Stanton's apartment, he walks out into an alley. Modern HVAC equipment can be seen mounted on the buildings above him. (01:17:45)

throcko

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Sadie Burke: How'd you get him here? He was out stiff.
Jack Burden: A hair of the dog that bit him.
Sadie Burke: Hair? He must've swallowed the dog.

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Trivia: A sign for "US 56" appears in the movie "All the King's Men" on the road where the governor's son crashes his car. (The fictitious state is not identified.) The movie was released in 1949, eight years before the road number was assigned. Interestingly enough, the real US 56 runs through Kansas and Oklahoma and Governor Stark's birthplace was "Kanoma" (Kansas + Oklahoma).

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