Advance to the Rear Poster

Release Date: 1964

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Jim Backus, Andrew Prine

Director: George Marshall

Genres: Western, Comedy

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Small town, Transformation, Love, Charming, Underdog, Hilarious, Rise