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Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)

 -  Comedy  -  24 January 1946 (USA)
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The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Ella Sue Dozier
William Eythe ...
Albert 'Al' Marbury
Allyn Joslyn ...
Earl Hoats
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Cousin Emma
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Doc Buden
Frank Craven ...
Dewey
Thurston Hall ...
Ed, the Mayor
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Clara Meigs
Emory Parnell ...
Joe Alsobrook
Henry Armetta ...
Jimmy Economy
Stephen Dunne ...
Prof. Edward 'Ed' Bland (as Michael Dunne)
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Army Capt. Rampey
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Storyline

The story takes place in 1940. On the eve of America's entry in World War II, a colonel retired to his small Southern town, and discovers that there is a plan afoot to tear down Confederate Monument Square. He begins a campaign to rally the townspeople to save the square. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Who Says You Can't Fight City Hall?

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Comedy

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24 January 1946 (USA)  »

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Man of the Hour  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The WPA was the 'Work Progress Administration' (formerly the 'Works Projects Administration'), created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 to create employment and revitalize communities across the USA. It was part of his New Deal strategy. See more »

Goofs

Ella Sue's second strike at bowling uses the same footage as the first strike. See more »

Quotes

Albert 'Al' Marbury: Well, you're not going to see the mayor right now, are you?
Col. Will Seaborn Effingham: Soon as I can change my clothes.
Albert 'Al' Marbury: Well, there's no hurry, cousin Willie. Any old time will do.
Col. Will Seaborn Effingham: Son, when you get to be sixty-five it's a good time to hurry!
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Turkey in the Straw
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Also played during the fencing scene
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At 65, You have to be in a Hurry!
6 March 2003 | by (Indy) – See all my reviews

Charles Coburn is his usual wonderful self. He is in a hurry, as he says `at 65, you have to be in a hurry'.

A charming and funny `surprise' film - the surprises are all the little points of humor, which keep occurring throughout the film usually as punctuations to the events. A `Greek chorus' comments on Joan Bennett's legs, a character continually passes out `repent' cards to characters, mostly the politicians, and look for the sleeping husband in the background of one scene. A little heavy on the Southern touches for our current politically correct times, but not too bad in this regard. The ending is a little abrupt, but all in all, a very enjoyable film.


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