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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
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I saw this film as a kid back in the 50's and I remember enjoying it very much so when I had the chance of watching it again recently on TV I wouldn't miss it. I was also interested in "The Raid" because it was directed by my fellow countryman Hugo Fregonese who directed several pictures in Hollywood in the 50's mostly action features.
It was a pleasant surprise to find out that also as an adult (nearly 50 years later) the film stands for me as a good and entertaining one in its genre. Fregonese's direction is prolix and adequate, with no major bumps, and sustains the interest in the story all along. It is also true that a good cast helps him a lot with really convincing performances by Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone and a very young Lee Marvin among others.
In my opinion, "The Raid" is an unpretentious but most watchable action film based on true facts that occurred in 1863 during the American Civil War. Along with the interesting "Blowing Wild" (with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck) this one of Fregonese's best films from his Hollywood days. Good for him!
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