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The Raid (1954)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 4 August 1954 (USA)
Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton

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Maj. Neal Benton
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Katy Bishop
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Capt. Lionel Foster
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Lt. Keating
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Larry Bishop
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Capt. Frank Dwyer
Douglas Spencer ...
Rev. Lucas
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Col. Tucker
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Josiah Anderson
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Lt. Robinson
John Dierkes ...
Cpl. Fred Deane
Helen Ford ...
Delphine Coates
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Bill Ash ...
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Storyline

A group of Confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few days in the town and finds he is getting drawn into its life and especially into that of an attractive widow and her son. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Action | Drama | War | Western

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4 August 1954 (USA)  »

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A Ferro e Fogo  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In an old episode of "What's My Line", guest panelist Van Heflin commented that Richard Boone stole a part from him in this movie, to which celebrity guest Mr. Boone demurred. As both actors appear in the film, one might conclude that Boone got the part Heflin wanted. See more »

Goofs

When Major Benton gets off the train the first time, the sound of air brakes is clearly heard. However, the Westinghouse air brake was not invented until 1869, five years after the action in the movie occurred. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 18 January 1959 (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady and music by Thomas Hastings
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Intriguing Melodrama with Action
6 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great picture depicting the Civil War, and the surprise attack on Saint Albans, Vermont by Confederate soldiers. You will not see many movies wherein the movie industry deviates from the "politically correct" Northern side of the War Between The States. This one takes you mostly to the Southern side. It takes place about the time of the push to Atlanta - or the indiscriminate burning of Georgia by the then estimated (and later confirmed) mentally impaired General Sherman. The lead actors Van Heflin, co-starring the young Ann Bancroft did a tremendous job. It would be a shame for Civil War history enthusiasts to miss this exciting movie.


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