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Advance To The Rear (1964)

This sweet-tempered send-up of Civil War heroics from Destry Rides Again director George Marshall has a company of useless Union misfits sent out of the reach of battle, but still managing to capture a rebel spy (Stella Stevens) and save a vast payout 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.

Captain Jared Heath
Glenn Ford
Martha Lou
Stella Stevens
Colonel Claude Brackenby
Melvyn Douglas
General Willoughby
Jim Backus
Joan Blondell

George Marshall