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The Raid (1954)

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

Director:

Hugo Fregonese

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Francis M. Cockrell (story) (as Francis Cockrell) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Van Heflin ... Maj. Neal Benton
Anne Bancroft ... Katy Bishop
Richard Boone ... Capt. Lionel Foster
Lee Marvin ... Lt. Keating
Tommy Rettig ... Larry Bishop
Peter Graves ... Capt. Frank Dwyer
Douglas Spencer ... Rev. Lucas
Paul Cavanagh ... Col. Tucker
Will Wright ... Josiah Anderson
James Best ... Lt. Robinson
John Dierkes ... Cpl. Fred Deane
Helen Ford Helen Ford ... Delphine Coates
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Ash Bill Ash ... Bit (unconfirmed)
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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 {J-26}

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The suspense thriller of the year !

Genres:

Action | Drama | War | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ferro e Fogo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Panoramic Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Sherman's March to the Sea is mentioned, though it didn't begin until November, 1864, one month after this story takes place. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Richard Boone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Played when the Union cavalry arrive in town
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Will his mission make him betray the people that love him?
30 September 2003 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Van Heflin is a confederate officer disguised as a businessman, who is planning to raid the town of St. Albans, near the Canadian border. He gets emotionally involved with his landlady Anne Bancroft and her son, and eventually with the town's people. This is going to make his mission become much harder. Heflin gives a great performance, you can feel the agony he is going through. This is not an easy film to see, because you feel with him and it becomes almost unbearable. But it shows very well the horror of a war between people which were alike, but had a different cause.


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