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All the King’s Men


I had completely forgotten that I had a copy of this … on LaserDisc, of all things! (Remember those? They were wonderful! Also doomed, alas, but for a few years there I had better picture and sound quality than anybody I knew.) There’s really not much point in reviewing this version, though. Just scroll down to the review of the terrible, painfully awful re-make; I stand behind everything I said there, and even more, now that this one is fresh in my memory. Broderick Crawford! What a performance! Sean Penn! What a schmuck!