Advance to the Rear

Advance to the Rear

George Marshall (1964)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This sweet-tempered send-up of Civil War heroics from Destry Rides Again director George Marshall has a company of Union misfits sent out of the reach of battle, but still managing to capture a rebel spy (Stella Stevens) and save a vast pay-out in gold. The situations are fairly obvious, certainly, but Glenn Ford injects an amused authority into the action so the result is gentle satire that saddles up the usual clichés but for different reasons.


A gang of misfits are moved away from the fighting during the American Civil War and get involved in various adventures, including saving a gold shipment and capturing a rebel spy. Comedy Western, starring Glenn Ford, Melvyn Douglas, Stella Stevens and Joan Blondell.

Cast & Crew

Actor Glenn Ford
Actor Melvyn Douglas
Actor Stella Stevens
Actor Joan Blondell
Actor Andrew Prine
Director George Marshall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: MGM Pictures
Comedy Drama