6.1/10
227
9 user 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Macho pilot is treated by a woman doctor. Complications ensue.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: John Carroll, Ruth Hussey, Charles Ruggles
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Lawyer Ginger Rogers is hired to keep dumb cowboy Jack Carson out of trouble.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

Director: Frank Ross
Stars: Joan Caulfield, David Niven, James Robertson Justice
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Dick Wallace wants to marry a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who wants him to get work on his company's business, is opposed. She takes a job with the company to prove she's okay.

Director: Phil Whitman
Stars: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor
Stars: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy
The Milky Way (1936)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale
Lonely Wives (1931)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.

Director: Russell Mack
Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Laura La Plante
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Freckles (Johnny Downs) comes home from college...and the sheriff accuses him of murder, gangsters put him on the spot, and his girl friend, Jane (Gale Storm), falls in love with a confidence man.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Johnny Downs, Gale Storm, Mantan Moreland
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations, has failed to sell even while the town has grown. It becomes know, except to Erwin, ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins
Stars: Stuart Erwin, Glenda Farrell, Russ Vincent
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Earl Hoats
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Cousin Emma
...
Doc Buden
Frank Craven ...
Dewey
Thurston Hall ...
Ed, the Mayor
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Clara Meigs
...
Joe Alsobrook
Henry Armetta ...
Jimmy Economy
Stephen Dunne ...
Prof. Edward 'Ed' Bland (as Michael Dunne)
...
Army Capt. Rampey
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Who Says You Can't Fight City Hall?

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man of the Hour  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Ella Sue Dozier: Then you're not discouraged, Colonel?
Col. Will Seaborn Effingham: Discouragement has no more place in a soldier's equipment than an inner-spring mattress.
See more »

Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Cousin Willie and Ella Sue are dancing at the party
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hanging On the Firing Line
21 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Charles Coburn plays a lovable old veteran who returns to his hometown of Fredricksville, Georgia as World War II commences. There, he finds nephew William Eythe, who helps facilitate a job for his uncle on the town newspaper. Also on staff is society gal Joan Bennett. Mr. Coburn uses his newspaper column "On the Firing Line" to rally the townspeople

  • he wants to save an old town Courthouse from being torn down, and


replaced. Can he rally the townspeople to save the monument from demolition?

Although the Courthouse in danger is a Confederate Courthouse, there is no political agenda offered by the film - it's simply a story about weeding out political corruption, and preserving an old building. There is, however, a stereotypical servant (called "Orderly 98") who isn't too hard to take until his offensive fencing scene with Coburn. The "whistle" which accompanies close-ups of Ms. Bennett's legs is ridiculous. Don't expect authentic Georgia accents. A nice idea, and a competent cast, aren't enough to lift this "Colonel Effingham's Raid".

*** Colonel Effingham's Raid (1/24/46) Irving Pichel ~ Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Thurston Hall


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?