Watch The Phenix City Story (1955)

Genre: Drama History Film-Noir Crime

Rating: 7.4/10
Runtime: 100 min


Release: 1955

Director: Phil Karlson

Stars: John McIntire Richard Kiley Kathryn Grant Edward Andrews Lenka Peterson Biff McGuire Truman Smith Jean Carson Kathy Marlowe John Larch Allen Nourse James Edwards Helen Martin Otto Hulett George Mitchell

In this semidocumentary, an Alabama town is run by a crime syndicate that's grown fat on prostitution and crooked gambling, directed at soldiers from Fort Benning across the river. Lawyer John Patterson, back from the army, is triggered by what he sees to join the reformers with a plan: to run his father Albert for state attorney general. The syndicate responds with escalating violence: is no one safe? Credits preceded by a "newscast" containing spoilers.

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