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The Raid

  • Film

Time Out says

Excellent, factually based Civil War Western, in which Heflin's Confederate officer leads a group of soldiers, with whom he has escaped from a Union prison camp, in a plan to avenge the destruction of Southern communities by first taking over, and then sacking, a Northern town close to the Canadian border. Tension is slowly but surely built up as the men try to infiltrate the township; conflicting emotions arise with Heflin's growing respect for the widow with whom he lodges (Bancroft); and the final, savage massacre is powerfully staged by Fregonese, who makes superb use throughout of Lucien Ballard's typically moody photography. This was the film that served as a springboard for John Arden in writing his play Serjeant Musgrave's Dance.
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Release Details

  • Duration:83 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Hugo Fregonese
  • Screenwriter:Sydney Boehm
  • Cast:
    • Van Heflin
    • Anne Bancroft
    • Richard Boone
    • Lee Marvin
    • Peter Graves
    • Tommy Rettig
    • James Best
    • John Dierkes
    • Claude Akins
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