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.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
You know, there ought to be a way to make a lot of money with these little turtles.
Rhett Tanner: Yeah, havin' them in a turtle race, you know. If I could just figure out a way to fix the winner.
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.