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Advance to the Rear (1964)

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In this slapstick Civil War comedy, a tough commanding officer and his second-in-command are assigned to lead a misanthropic, bumbling band of Yankee soldiers. At one point they take on enemy troupes with only rocks to defend themselves. More trouble ensues when a tart and her madam get involved with the men who do not realize that they are southern spies.

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Cast

Glenn Ford
as Capt. Jared Heath
Stella Stevens
as Martha Lou Williams
Melvyn Douglas
as Col. Claude Brackenbury
Jim Backus
as Gen. Willoughby
Andrew Prine
as Pvt. Owen Selous
Jesse Pearson
as Cpl. Silas Geary
Alan Hale Jr.
as Sgt. Beauregard Davis
James Griffith
as Hugo Zattig
Whit Bissell
as Capt. Queeg
Michael Pate
as Thin Elk
Bill Troy
as Fulton
J. Lewis Smith
as Slasher O'Toole
Harlan Warde
as Maj. Hayward
Allen Pinson
as Pvt. Long
Paul Langton
as Maj. Forsythe
Joe Brooks
as Bannerman
Barnaby Hale
as Lieutenant
Paul L. Smith
as Lieutenant
Harvey Stephens
as Gen. Dunlap
Bob Carson
as Col. Holbert
Janos Phohaska
as Flag Pole Sitter
Clegg Hoyt
as Loafer
John Day
as Loafer
Towyna Thomas
as Law and Order League
Robert Anderson
as Steamer Captain
Gregg Palmer
as Gambler
Kathryn Hart
as League Lady
Preston S. Foster
as Gen. Bateman
Ann Blake
as League Lady
Peter Ford
as Townsman
Ken Wales
as Lieutenant's Aide
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Silly but cute Civil War comedy of errors with an amazing cast for such a minor film.

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