Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Colonel Effingham's Raid Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Based on a novel by Barry Fleming, Colonel Effingham's Raid stars Charles Coburn in the title role. Upon retiring from the army, Effingham returns to his home town of Fredericksville, Georgia. Dismayed by the town's paucity of civic pride, the Colonel begins writing a newspaper column honoring Fredericksville's old traditions and chastizing those who would tear those traditions down. His pet peeve is the city administration's plan to rename Confederate Square after the pompous, mildly corrupt town mayor (Thurston Hall). When it seems that his protests are falling upon deaf ears, Colonel Effingham literally stage a "military assault" against City Hall, which in real life would get him thrown in the looney bin but which in a whimsical comedy of this nature results in a smashing success for the "good guys". If Colonel Effingham's Raid seems to be popping up on TV at a rate of once a day, it is because the film lapsed into public domain in 1973. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Joan Bennett
as Ella Sue Dozier
William Eythe
as Al
Allyn Joslyn
as Earl Hoats
Elizabeth Patterson
as Emma
Donald Meek
as Doc Buden
Frank Craven
as Dewey
Thurston Hall
as Mayor
Cora Witherspoon
as Clara Meigh
Emory Parnell
as Alsobrook
Henry Armetta
as Jimmy Economy
Roy Roberts
as Capt Rampey
Boyd Davis
as Bibbs
Charles Trowbridge
as Tignor
Frank Orth
as Wild Man
Ferris Taylor
as Wishum
Grant Mitchell
as Major Hickock
George Melford
as Park Commissioner
Harry Hayden
as Box Smith
Charles Wagenheim
as Young Man
Olin Howland
as Painter
James Adamson
as Black Cab Driver
Guy Beach
Oliver Blake
as Bill Silk
Paul E. Burns
as Man in Restaurant
George Chandler
as Drummer
Ken Christy
as Motor Cop
Abe Dinovitch
as Electrician
Ralph Dunn
as Commissioner of Streets
Edward Fielding
as Monadue
Clyde Fillmore
as Engineer
Henry Hastings
as Courthouse Janitor
Herbert Heywood
Hallene Hill
as Woman
Edward Keane
as Doctor
Alma Kruger
as Mrs. Monadue
Paul Kruger
as Cop
Sam McDaniel
as Janitor
Charles Moore
as White Cab Driver
George H. Reed
as Janitor
Clinton Rosemond
as Servant
Phil Tead
as Advertising Manager
Jim Toney
Minerva Urecal
Cecil Weston
as Teacher
Charles Coburn
as Col. Effingham
Stephen Dunne
as Ed Bland
Paul E. Burns
as Man in Restaurant
Clinton Rosemond
as Servant
George H. Reed
as Janitor
George Chandler
as Drummer
Cecil Weston
as Teacher
Oliver Blake
as Bill Silk
Hallene Hill
as Woman
Henry Hastings
as Courthouse Janitor
Edward Keane
as Doctor
Ken Christy
as Motor Cop
Clyde Fillmore
as Engineer
Charles Coburn
as Col. Effingham
James Adamson
as Black Cab Driver
Edward Fielding
as Monadue
Charles Moore
as White Cab Driver
Phil Tead
as Advertising Manager
Sam McDaniel
as Janitor
Ralph Dunn
as Commissioner of Streets
Abe Dinovitch
as Electrician
Alma Kruger
as Mrs. Monadue
Paul Kruger
as Cop

Crew

Irving Pichel
Director
Lamar Trotti
Producer
Kathryn Scola
Screenwriter
Barry Fleming
Book Author
Edward J. Cronjager
Cinematographer
Cyril Mockridge
Composer (Music Score)
Emil Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harmon Jones
Editor
Albert Hogsett
Art Director
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Kay Nelson
Costume Designer
Roger Heman
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects
Advertisement