Colonel Effingham's Raid

Old world southern colonel returns to his home town and begins a civil war of his own against city hall.
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  WJK5
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  • Based on the Novel by Berry Fleming
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 25, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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On the eve of America's entry into World War II, Colonel Effingham (Charles Coburn) retires to his hometown of Fredricksville, Georgia, where his love for America leads him on a crusade to preserve the Confederate Monument Square. Mobilizing the town's upright citizens against the corrupt local government, the Colonel leads an unforgettable assault on City Hall.

Colonel Effingham's Raid is a sly political fable that humorously explores wartime patriotism and "Old South" loyalty. Featuring a delightful lead performance by beloved character actor Charles Coburn and a dazzling supporting cast including Joan Bennett and William Eythe, Colonel Effingham's Raid is a wry time capsule of small town goings-on amidst a backdrop of rapidly changing times.

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A retired warhorse uses military tactics to run his household and defeat some crooked politicians.


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Great Performance By Coburn by Very Dated Movie Lover: from MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY US -- October, 25, 2010

It goes without saying that the way certain subjects are dealth with in this film, it couldn't be made today. But Charles Coburn is wonderful as a bluff old retired colonel and he's well supported by the est of the cast. But attitudes to minorities and the Confederacy sure have changed! My low rating reflects that not the acting.

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  • Sales Rank: 8,678
  • UPC: 089218623294
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