The Phenix City Story

Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1955. Collection of six vintage photographs, including 5 studio still photographs and 1 reference photograph, for the 1955 film noir.

A docudrama based on the real Alabama town of Phenix City, which gained notoriety for its prostitution and gambling rackets, and the 1954 murder of crime-busting attorney general candidate Albert Patterson. Patterson's murder led Alabama state government to temporarily impose martial law in order to battle the political corruption which had overtaken the town. While critiqued by some upon release for its (often wooly) interpretation of the facts, director Phil Karlson's rendering nonetheless stands as one of the most violent, vivid portraits of crime in the deep south in the 1950s.

Set in Phenix City, Alabama, shot on location in Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good, with light soil and some creasing.

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[Book #147603]

Price: $45.00