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The Raid (1954)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  4 August 1954 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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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
Paul Cavanagh ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Ferro e Fogo  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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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 »

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

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Knew a witness to the attack
13 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up in St. Albans and I remember as a young grade school student and old gentleman who was a witness to the event visited our school and told of us his experience. It was a thrilling to us young people. The tree where a Confedate bullet hit was still standing back in the 30's and still remember it well. Many of the old structures are still standing today. Banks , livery stable etc. The Park where the people were herded is a more or less unchanged from the Old days. Every year a local store displayed the old uniform etc of the Confederate Officer. No animosity was held towards any one and I guess Lt. Young ? even returned to visit.


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