Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Robert Penn Warren. Starring Broderick Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, and John Derek. A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means. Based on the life of Huey Pierce Long, governor of Louisiana and senator. Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actor (Crawford), and Best Supporting Actress (McCambridge).