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The Phenix City Story (1955)

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100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
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Director
Phil Karlson (directed by)
Writers
Crane Wilbur (screenplay by) | Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay by) (as Dan Mainwaring)
Producers
Samuel Bischoff (produced by) | David Diamond (produced by)
Composer
Harry Sukman (music composed by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Millie Gusse (casting)
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Updated Jul 19, 1955

Release date
Aug 14, 1955 (United States)

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33 cast members
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John McIntire
Albert L. Patterson Albert L. Patterson   See fewer
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Richard Kiley
John Patterson John Patterson   See fewer
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Kathryn Grant
Ellie Rhodes Ellie Rhodes   See fewer
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Edward Andrews
Rhett Tanner Rhett Tanner   See fewer
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Lenka Peterson
Mary Jo Patterson Mary Jo Patterson   See fewer
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Biff McGuire
Fred Gage Fred Gage   See fewer
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Truman Smith
Ed Gage Ed Gage   See fewer
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Jean Carson
Cassie Cassie   See fewer
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Kathy Marlowe
Mamie (as Katharine Marlowe) Mamie (as Katharine Marlowe)   See fewer
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John Larch
Clem Wilson Clem Wilson   See fewer
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Allen Nourse
Jeb Bassett Jeb Bassett   See fewer
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James Edwards
Zeke Ward Zeke Ward   See fewer
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Helen Martin
Helen Ward Helen Ward   See fewer
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Otto Hulett
Hugh Bentley Hugh Bentley   See fewer
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George Mitchell
Hugh Britton Hugh Britton   See fewer
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Ma Beachie
Ma Beachie Ma Beachie   See fewer
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James E. Seymour
James E. Seymour James E. Seymour   See fewer
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Clete Roberts
Clete Roberts Clete Roberts   See fewer
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Ed Strickland
Ed Strickland Ed Strickland   See fewer
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Hugh Bentley
Hugh Bentley Hugh Bentley   See fewer
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Hugh Britton
Hugh Britton Hugh Britton   See fewer
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Quinny Kelly
Quinny Kelly Quinny Kelly   See fewer
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Agnes Patterson
Agnes Patterson Agnes Patterson   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Policeman at Trial (uncredited) Policeman at Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ricky Klein
Johnny Patterson (uncredited) Johnny Patterson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Meg Myles
Judy (uncredited) Judy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Perkins
Wilson's Henchman (uncredited) Wilson's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brandon Peters
Gunter (uncredited) Gunter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Reed
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Rust
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Smith
Patterson's Secretary (uncredited) Patterson's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reese Taylor
Jenkins (uncredited) Jenkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Tell
Barton (uncredited) Barton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 2,042 votes