All the King's Men (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

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All the King's Men (2000)





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Originally produced for the BBC and broadcast in the U.S. as part of the PBS series Masterpiece Theatre, this drama tells the story of the Sandringham Company, one of the most unusual teams of fighting men to march on the battlefields of World War I; under the leadership of Captain Frank Beck, the Sandringhams were made up entirely of servants and custodians from the Norfolk estate of King George V. Hoping to serve their king in a time of need, they volunteered for military service and were sent into battle against Turkish forces in 1915's infamous Battle of Gallipoli, during which they disappeared and were never seen again. David Jason plays Capt. Beck, David Troughton portrays George V, and Maggie Smith appears as Queen Alexandra, an ardent supporter of the Sandringham battalion.


David Jason
as Capt. Frank Beck
Maggie Smith
as Queen Alexandra
Patrick Malahide
as Capt. Claude Howlett
William Ash
as Sgt. Ted Grimes
Ian McDiarmid
as Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards
Stuart Bunce
as Second Lt. Frederick Radley
Emma Cunniffe
as Peggy Batterbee
Phyllis Logan
as Beck, Mary
Sonya Walger
as Lady Frances
Adam Kotz
as Oswald Yeoman
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Critic Reviews for All the King's Men

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

None of this would work as beautifully as it does if we didn't believe in Maggie Smith as a Queen Mother worth cherishing...besides waste, there is honor in these two hours.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…

... beyond the well-known news that war can be hell on the battlefield and at home, this story just doesn't have much punch or point.

November 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for All the King's Men

Well made drama of a sad episode in the WWI. Too tragic to be termed enjoyable but worthwhile viewing with excellent performances.

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