Advance to the Rear

Advance to the Rear

Director: George Marshall Cast: Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, Melvyn Douglas

DVD (Remastered)

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Union Colonel Brackenby (Melvyn Douglas) and his second-in-command, Captain Heath (Glenn Ford), attempt to command a rather inept cavalry unit during the Civil War. General Willoughby (Jim Backus) heads them out West on assignment rather than allowing them to foul things up where it counts. They soon get involved with Martha Lou, a confederate spy (Stella Stevens) posing as a prostitute, and her boss, Jenny (Joan Blondell) as well as a group of renegades and an Indian chief. In spite of their ridiculous slapstick antics, they manage to carry out their mission. This comedy was based on Company of Cowards, a novel by Jack Schaefer.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2011
UPC: 0883316316993
Original Release: 1964
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 19,376

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Ford Capt. Jared Heath
Stella Stevens Martha Lou Williams
Melvyn Douglas Col. Claude Brackenby
Jim Backus Gen. Willoughby
Joan Blondell "Easy Jenny"
Andrew Prine Pvt. Owen Selous
Jesse Pearson Corporal Geary
Alan Hale Sgt. Beauregard Davis
James Griffith Hugo Zattig
Whit Bissell Capt. Queeg
Michael Pate Thin Elk
Richard Adams Courier
Robert Anderson Steamer Captain
Joe Brooks Bannerman
Robert Carson Col. Holbert
Yvonne Craig Ora
John Day Loafer
Britt Ekland Greta
Peter Ford Townsman
Sugar Geise Mamie
Barnaby Hale Lieutenant
Kathryn Hart Actor
Charles Horvath Jones
Clegg Hoyt Actor
Paul Langton Maj. Forsythe
Frank Mitchell Belmont
Gregg Palmer Gambler
Allen Pinson Pvt. Long
Eddie Quillan Smitty
Chuck Roberson Monk
Paul Smith Actor
Harvey Stephens Gen. Dunlap
Bill Troy Fulton
Sailor Vincent Deckhand
Ken Wales Lieutenant's Aide
Harlan Warde Maj. Hayward
J. Lewis Smith Slasher O'Toole
Towyna Thomas Law and Order League
Reginald Denny Actor
Preston S. Foster Gen. Bateman

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
William Bowers Screenwriter
George W. Davis Art Director
Budd S. Friend Set Decoration/Design
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Eddie Imazu Art Director
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Archie Marshek Editor
Samuel A. Peeples Screenwriter
Ted Richmond Producer
Randy Sparks Score Composer

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