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      Advance to the Rear

      Released Apr 15, 1964 1h 37m Western Comedy List
      Reviews 47% Audience Score 100+ Ratings As punishment for their incompetence in battle, disgraced Union soldier Capt. Jared Heath (Glenn Ford) and his apathetic commanding officer, Col. Claude Brackenbury (Melvyn Douglas), are reassigned away from the front lines. The hapless Heath and Brackenbury must now lead a ragtag group on a classified mission to protect a transport for the U.S. Treasury. Complicating matters is Martha Lou Williams (Stella Stevens), a Confederate agent posing as a lady of the evening. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member This was on right after The Courtship of Eddie's Father, so I grabbed it with the DVR as well. From the preview, it promised to be a raucous romp, but Glenn Ford was just not a great actor, and this film followed suit. There is some slapstick here and there, but it's 60s slapstick, and there's just not enough good slapstick to make it fun enough to save it from the vast heap of film mediocrity. Not even Skipper could save it! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member 150419: This is a very enjoyable little comedy. Made me laugh a few times and moved at a reliable pace. Thumbs up. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly but cute Civil War comedy of errors with an amazing cast for such a minor film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member late career everybody Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute. A little 60ish in the music but it has a charm nevertheless Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As punishment for their incompetence in battle, disgraced Union soldier Capt. Jared Heath (Glenn Ford) and his apathetic commanding officer, Col. Claude Brackenbury (Melvyn Douglas), are reassigned away from the front lines. The hapless Heath and Brackenbury must now lead a ragtag group on a classified mission to protect a transport for the U.S. Treasury. Complicating matters is Martha Lou Williams (Stella Stevens), a Confederate agent posing as a lady of the evening.
      Director
      George Marshall
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Western, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 15, 1964, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 19, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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