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The Raid (1954 film)

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Director  Hugo Fregonese
Music director  Roy Webb
Language  English
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Genre  Action, Drama, War
Cinematography  Lucien Ballard
Country  United States
The Raid (1954 film) movie poster
Release date  August 4, 1954 (1954-08-04)
Based on  Affair at St. Albans 1948 novel  by Herbert Ravenel Sass
Writer  Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Francis M. Cockrell (story), Herbert Ravenel Sass (based on "Affair at St. Albans")
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)
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The Raid is a 1954 Technicolor American film set during the American Civil War. It stars Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone and Lee Marvin. It is loosely based on a true incident, the St. Albans Raid, as well as the book by Herbert Ravenal Sass. However the film made a significant change, moving the action from 1864 to 1865, turning the raid into an act of revenge for William Tecumseh Sherman's burning of Atlanta.


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In 1864 a group of Confederate prisoners held in a Union prison stockade at Plattsburg, New York, not many miles from the Canada–US border, escape. They head for Canada and plan a raid across the border into St. Albans, Vermont, to rob its banks to replenish the Confederate treasury and burn buildings as revenge for Sherman's March to the Sea and to tie up Union forces.

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The leader of the raid heads into St. Albans as a spy, and develops ambiguous feelings about what he is doing when he becomes friends with a young widow and her son.


  • Van Heflin as Maj. Neal Benton / Neal Swayze
  • Anne Bancroft as Katie Bishop
  • Richard Boone as Capt. Lionel Foster
  • Lee Marvin as Lt. Keating
  • Tommy Rettig as Larry Bishop
  • Peter Graves as Capt. Frank Dwyer
  • Douglas Spencer as Rev. Lucas
  • Paul Cavanagh as Col. Tucker
  • Will Wright as Josiah Anderson, the Banker
  • James Best as Lt. Robinson
  • John Dierkes as Cpl. Fred Deane
  • Helen Ford as Delphine Coates
  • Harry Hines as Mr. Danzig
  • Simon Scott as Capt. Floyd Henderson
  • William Schallert as Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
  • Claude Akins as Lt. Ramsey (uncredited)
  • References

    The Raid (1954 film) Wikipedia
    The Raid (1954 film) IMDb The Raid (1954 film)

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