Yesterday was election day (in the U.S. at least) and if you spent any time on social media there was a constant stream of 'Go Vote' messages urging the population to engage in the right to have their say. The previous night, The Colbert Report ran a segment about how some counties and States are using shame tactics to ensure that everyone goes out to vote.
|Richard Kiley pleads with Phenix City voters to help fight corruption with their ballots|
|The film opens with authentic newsreel footage from the real Phenix City story|
|John McIntire and Richard Kiley have had it with crime in their city|
|Just one of the shocking violent acts from 'The Phenix City Story'|
|The 'good 'ole boys' run this town with violence|
|Kathryn Grant as 'Ellie' keeps her eyes on the bad guys from within|
The Phenix City Story will anger you, and the contrast of having John return home from prosecuting Nazi thugs to find his 'hometown USA' being ruled by a similar group really drives the theme home.
It is available on DVD as part of Warner Home Video's Film Noir Collection, Volume 5 box set.