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Advance to the Rear (1964)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, War, Western  |  1964 (Italy)
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A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to.

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Capt. Jared Heath
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Martha Lou Williams
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Col. Claude Brackenbury
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Gen. Willoughby
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Easy Jenny
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Pvt. Owen Selous
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Cpl. Silas Geary
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Sgt. Beauregard Davis
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Hugo Zattig
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Capt. Queeg
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Thin Elk
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Storyline

A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to.

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You've heard of the Victors...Now see the Losers!!!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War | Western

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1964 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Helden ohne Hosen  »

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| (Ontario)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The steamboat used in this movie was originally built and used as the Cotton Blossom, in MGM's Show Boat (1951). It was also used in Raintree County (1957) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960). In the 1970s, it was one of the props auctioned off by the studio. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes where the cannons fire 30 rounds, some of the cannons fire before their fuses are ignited. See more »

Quotes

Martha Lou: All right. Let's say, just for the moment, that I am a spy.
Heath: A very pretty one too.
Martha Lou: That would make us enemies, Jared.
Heath: Yeah, of course it would. And, we'd be starting out at a point in marriage that takes some couples, twenty or thirty years to achieve.
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This Ol' Riverboat
Performed by The New Christy Minstrels
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Precursor to F Troop?
24 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one heckuva fun film. Although a pretty descriptive writeup has already been given, I gotta tip the proverbial hat to what seems to be the inspiration for the F-TROOP television series that debuted the following year. And, the use of balladeers, THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS, to help set scenes for the film hearkens unto many a great "tried and true" stories of the period...including the legendary CAT BALLOU with Stubby Kaye & Nat King Cole as the Balladeers in question.

I am going to have to track this down and plant it near THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL (another good comedy set in the same time period) on my viewing shelf.


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Anybody have a copy of it? Spamlet
great movie! rare. can be seen online free. mayanlongcount
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