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The Raid
Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Produced by Robert L. Jacks
Written by Francis Cockrell (Story)
Herbert Ravenel Sass
Sydney Boehm
Starring Van Heflin
Anne Bancroft
Richard Boone
Lee Marvin
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Editing by Robert Golden
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release date(s) August 4, 1954
Running time 83 mins.
Country United States
Language English

The Raid is a 1954 film set during the American Civil War. It stars Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone and Lee Marvin.


A group of escaped Confederate prisoners based in Canada plan a raid across the border into Vermont, to rob its banks and burn buildings. It is loosely based on a true incident, the St. Albans Raid. However the film made a significant change, moving the action from 1864 to 1865, turning the raid into an act of revenge for Sherman's burning of Atlanta.

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