US, 2017, 70 min, in English
How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing? ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES tells the story of Rita Crundwell, the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. As city comptroller of Dixon, IL (population 15,838), Crundwell stole $53 million dollars of public funds across 20 years. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times
Just the right mix of What the Heck? whimsy and respectful, serious reporting to this incredible tale.
Quad City Times
One of the best documentaries of 2017.