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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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Jimmy Economy
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Prof. Edward 'Ed' Bland (as Michael Dunne)
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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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Trivia

Cousin Willie quotes 'We are such stuff as dreams are made on' from 'The Tempest' (Act 4, scene 1, 148-158) by 'William Shakespeare' when speaking to Jesse Bibbs, the bank manager. The quote is also the last line in the film noir classic "The Maltese Falcon". 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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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
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aka "Dixie"
Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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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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