Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, this hilarious comedy concerns an ornery Union colonel who is tasked with leading a command of misfits into the West so that their bumbling doesn't interfere with the fighting. Along the way, the men encounter Southern spies desperately trying to figure out what they are up to, happy harlots, a shipment of gold, and some Johnny Rebs. Glenn Ford, Melvyn Douglas, Jim Backus, Joan Blondell star. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.