The Phenix City Story (1955)

Action, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
John McIntire, John Larch, Jean Carson, Edward Andrews
Phenix City, Alabama lawyer Albert L. Patterson has big plans for his son John and his family when they return home after his military service in Germany. Phenix City is one of the most corrupt cities in the U.S. and is often referred to as the Sin City of the South. If you're looking for booze, gambling or girls then 14th street is your destination. John is surprised at how so little has changed since he's been away but his father assures him that if you just mind your own business, you won't even know the mob is running things. That's proves hard to and John is severely beaten when he tries stop two members of a civic reform from being harmed by mob thugs. Albert comes to realize that you can't simply look away all of the other time and obtains the nomination to run as State Attorney General. When the mob kills him in cold blood, John takes on the cause. Based on a true story.
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