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Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)

Passed | | Comedy | 15 December 1948 (Mexico)
In 1940, Colonel Will Seaborn Effingham (Charles Coburn), a retired Army officer, returns to his home town of Fredericksville, Georgia, and is disturbed at the lack of civic pride. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Pichel

Writers:

Kathryn Scola (screenplay), Berry Fleming (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Charles Coburn ... Colonel Will Seaborn Effingham
Joan Bennett ... Ella Sue Dozier
William Eythe ... Albert 'Al' Marbury
Allyn Joslyn ... Earl Hoats
Elizabeth Patterson ... Cousin Emma
Donald Meek ... Doc Buden
Frank Craven ... Dewey
Thurston Hall ... Ed - the Mayor
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. Clara Meigs
Emory Parnell ... Joe Alsobrook
Henry Armetta ... Jimmy Economy
Stephen Dunne ... Professor Edward 'Ed' Bland (as Michael Dunne)
Roy Roberts ... Army Captain Rampey
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In 1940, Colonel Will Seaborn Effingham (Charles Coburn), a retired Army officer, returns to his home town of Fredericksville, Georgia, and is disturbed at the lack of civic pride. He writes a letter to the editor in the local newspaper and attacks those who would do away with with traditions, especially those moving to tear down the old city hall and those who wish to rename Confederate Square after a local politician. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Who Says You Can't Fight City Hall?

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Trivia

The WPA was the 'Work Progress Administration' (formerly the 'Works Projects Administration'). It was 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: I didn't even suspect you knew I had legs.
Albert 'Al' Marbury: Just beginning to bother me, that's all.
Ella Sue Dozier: You mean there's something profane in your feelings towards me?
Albert 'Al' Marbury: Definitely.
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The Year of Jubilo
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Traditional
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
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At 65, You have to be in a Hurry!
6 March 2003 | by clark-9See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1948 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel Yell See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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