Live at the KiMo & BookWorks Presents

All the King's Men (1949)

Free 90th Anniversary Signature Event

KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave NW

at KiMo Theatre

Time: 2:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 1:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: FREE

All the King's Men (1949)
Jack Burden is a newspaper reporter who first hears of Willie Stark when his editor sends him to Kanoma County to cover the man. What's special about this nobody running for county treasurer? He's supposedly an honest man. Burden discovers this to be true when he sees Stark delivering a speech and having his son pass out handbills, while the local politicians do their best to intimidate him. Willie Stark is honest and brave. He's also a know-nothing hick whose schoolteacher wife has given him what little education he has. Stark loses the race for treasurer, but later makes his way through law school, becoming an idealistic attorney who fights for what is good. Someone in the governor's employ remembers Stark when the governor needs a patsy to run against him and split the vote of his rival. The fat cats underestimate Stark; but Jack Burden, Stark's biggest supporter, overestimates the man's idealism. To get where he wants to go, Willie Stark is willing to crack a few eggs - which ... Written by J. Spurlin

Stars:
Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Rated (Approved)
1h 50min