Advance to the Rear is a light-hearted western comedy film set in the American Civil War. It starred Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens and Melvyn Douglas. The film is based on the novel Company of Cowards by Jack Schaefer; with the film having that title in pre-production and when released in the United Kingdom.
The rebels are suspicious however, and send a beautiful spy, Martha Lou Williams (Stella Stevens), to find out their "real" mission. After questioning Easy Jenny (Joan Blondell), a madam Martha Lou is traveling with, Heath sees through Martha Lou's lies, but decides that he is going to marry her eventually and does his best to keep her out of mischief.
The unit is sent to escort an important gold shipment, but the soldiers are captured by Thin Elk (Michael Pate), an Indian chief in league with Confederate Hugo Zattig (James Griffith). Zattig's men masquerade as Union soldiers (using uniforms taken from their prisoners) and hijack the shipment. Meanwhile, Thin Elk, recognizing Brackenbury as a fellow West Point graduate, lets his captives go, but without horses or guns.
Heath takes charge. He and the men steal horses from the Indians, retrieve the gold (and Martha Lou) and capture Zattig's gang.
Wall Street Weaselwords; Pretexting, Backdating, Market Timing. So Many of the Phrases That Catch on in the Business World Obscure What's Really Happening. Can't We Use Just Plain English?
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