The Phenix City Story (1955)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
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Release Date: Aug 14, 1955 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 231
Based on actual events, The Phenix City Story tells the tale of a wide-open "Sin City" in Alabama (across a bridge from Columbus, GA, and just a stone's throw from the Ft. Benning Army base) where gambling, prostitution, and any number of other vices were tolerated openly by the law, most of it centered on the main downtown drag, 14th Street, thanks to the 50-year influence of organized crime on the local government. Reform groups, mostly in the form of vigilantes, had tried to clean up "the
Aug 14, 1955 Wide
Mary Jo Patterson
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... one of the most hard-hitting crime films of its era... inspired by real-life events and directed in a semi-documentary style with a tabloid punch.
Brilliant social commentary film - an extraordinary view of society in 1955.
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