Approved | | Comedy, War, Western
A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to.
According to Sherwood Schwartz, he had to send the pilot script for "Gilligan's Island" to Alan Hale Jr. by courier because the actor was filming scenes for "Advance to the Rear" in remote canyon locations near St. George, Utah.
Well, I've been out on patrol, sir. And, as a matter of fact, we brought you back some prisoners.
Col. Claude Brackenbury: Prisoners?
Heath: Yes sir.
Col. Claude Brackenbury: Who told you to go out after prisoners?
Heath: Well, nobody told me, sir.
Col. Claude Brackenbury: Well... well... Take 'em back.
Heath: Take 'em back?
Col. Claude Brackenbury: You heard me. Take 'em ...
When the steamboat is shown departing the landing, and its whistle scares the horses, the film is being run in reverse as smoke is going into the smokestacks.