Approved | | 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.
The film went into production so quickly that some of the criminals it was portraying were standing trial while filming was taking place.
Who is she?
Albert L. Patterson: Zeke's baby.
John Patterson: Did thy kill her just for this?
Albert L. Patterson: They've killed for less.
A moving shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the wall above the "Promotion" poster after the fight in the alley scene.
The initial release version ran 87 minutes, but soon after, a gratuitous 13-minute "newsreel" preface was added and an epilogue, read by Richard Kiley. The real John Patterson used this film as campaign too when he ran for Governor of Alabama (beating the young George Wallace). Patterson filmed the same epilogue as Kiley, and Patterson's version was used when the film played in Alabama.
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