The Phenix City Story
The Phenix City Story (1955)

Based on a true story and featuring some of the actually people involved, this grim, violent crime drama is set in the title Alabama city that was in 1954 a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah of organized crime, corruption and seamy behavior.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 14, 1955
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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A nasty docudrama profile.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Brilliant social commentary film - an extraordinary view of society in 1955.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... 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.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Its borderline-obscene wallop is derived from its brusque brutality.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Karlson's finest hour.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Richard Kiley does a fine job as the crusading reformer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Hmmm. I don't know about this one. The Phenix City Story in itself was pretty decent. Said to have been based on a true story of citizens fighting against… More
Devon Bott
If you watch even a little bit of "The Phenix City Story", you'll know it was based on real events, the circumstances surrounding which are… More