Colonel Effingham's Raid Poster

Release Date: 1945

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
When retired Col. William Seaborn Effingham (Charles Coburn) comes back home to small-town Fredericksville, Ga., he finds little has changed in his absence of several decades, until he unwillingly becomes involved in local politics. Upon learning that corrupt mayor Edgar (Thurston Hall) and his cronies plan to knock down the historic town courthouse, the colonel becomes the star columnist at the local newspaper and attempts to rally the townsfolk to save their town's heritage.

Cast: Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn, Elizabeth Patterson, Donald Meek, Thurston Hall

Director: Irving Pichel

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Small town, 1940s, Quest, Lighthearted