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Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 January 1946 (USA)
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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Earl Hoats
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Doc Buden
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Dewey
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Ed, the Mayor
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Mrs. Clara Meigs
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Joe Alsobrook
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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 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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24 January 1946 (USA)  »

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Man of the Hour  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Cousin Emma paraphrases the famous quote from Admiral David Farragut "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Col. Will Seaborn Effingham: My people have always been soldiers. My grandfather fell at Chickamauga; his grandfather at Saratoga. When Beauregard fired on Fort Sumter, my own father, unfortunately was only nine.
Earl Hoats: That WAS a little YOUNG.
Col. Will Seaborn Effingham: I, myself, was wounded at San Juan Hill. I was at the seige of Panama. For fifty years, mister editor, the forces of civilization had been held at bay on the Isthmus... unable to join the waters of two great oceans. And do you know what blocked them? Gatling guns? Mini-balls? Superior ...
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I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Cousin Willie and Ella Sue are dancing at the party
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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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