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Advance to the Rear (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, War, Western | 1964 (Italy)
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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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)  »

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Helden ohne Hosen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Roddy McDowall originally announced for supporting role that went to Andrew Prine. See more »

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

Quotes

Martha Lou: Do you always just stand calmly by when you see a lady being molested?
Heath: Oh, you'd be surprised how few ladies I've seen molested. Matter of fact, the last time was about 7 years ago.
Martha Lou: Well what did you do then?
Heath: Well,,,,, I uh,,,, I walks over to her an asks if I could be of some assistance, and she just slaps my face, like you did to that fella there. Told me to mind my own business.
Martha Lou: Oh.
Heath: Then this fella she's with, he starts to workin' me over, and between the two of em', they convert me to ...
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Performed by The New Christy Minstrels
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"Advance to the Rear" is stuck in reverse...
3 May 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford wades through this lame-duck comedy in his usual low-keyed, somewhat bashful manner playing a Union army captain in 1862 who is sent out west with an outfit comprised of foul-ups--and one irritating soldier prone to hiccups. Rebel spy Stella Stevens, posing as a prostitute, tries reeling Ford in as he attempts to thwart the hijacking of a gold shipment by stagecoach. Completely lackluster comedy full of pratfalls and fisticuffs, coy attempts at titillation, and a supporting cast of shouters (General Jim Backus is the worst offender). Melvyn Douglas shouts, too, as the Colonel, but he and Ford work well together when the material gives them a chance. Otherwise, desperation time. * from ****


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