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Advance to the Rear

  • Film

Time Out says

Yes, it does sound like some sub-Carry On lark, but the title actually masks a rather jolly comedy Western. Col Douglas and Capt Ford are members of a Union cavalry troop so inept that Gen Backus has sent them West by riverboat rather than risk losing the Civil War. Their new mission sees them more interested in professional lady Stevens, but the accident-prone twosome still manage to cover themselves in glory in this romp with a decided anti-military tone. It's not exactly MASH out West, but fun none the less.
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Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:George Marshall
  • Screenwriter:Samuel A Peeples, William Bowers
  • Cast:
    • Glenn Ford
    • Stella Stevens
    • Melvyn Douglas
    • Jim Backus
    • Joan Blondell
    • Andrew Prine
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