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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 23 June 1965 (USA)
A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the ... See full summary »

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Henrietta
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A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Cinerama sends you roaring with laughter and adventure down that wide and wonderful fun-trail! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Stuntman Bill Williams was killed performing a stunt with a colleague during this shoot. The stunt called for Williams and another stuntman to guide a horse-drawn wagon toward a cliff. As the horses separated, both men were supposed to jump clear as the wagon continued over the cliff. Williams didn't manage to jump clear in time and died during the fall. See more »

Goofs

When Cora Massingale is in her bath 3 rapid cuts show her with her arms outside the bath, then inside, then outside again. See more »

Quotes

Col. Thaddeus Gearhart: If it's the last thing I do, I'll have that entire band transferred to Alaska!
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Connections

Featured in Film Preview: Episode #1.1 (1966) See more »

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We Will Save
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Ernie Sheldon
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Lighthearted fun in a Western guise
22 February 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie when I was a very young man (20's) and absolutely loved its spirit. It was great to see seasoned actors playing their roles broadly and for laughs. It is very unusual to see Burt Lancaster blustering this much and Lee Remick is a perfect foil for him. A young Martin Landau has obvious fun in the role of the Indian guide. The gem of casting was Donald Pleasence as the hilarious visionary who "sees" the alcoholic wagon train as it crosses the plains, giving the movie its name.


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