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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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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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Comedy | Western

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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail  »

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| (TCM print) | (Cinemax) | (cut)

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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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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

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Hallelujah Trail
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Ernie Sheldon
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A forgotten comic "epic"
6 May 1999 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

John Sturges created this film with tongue planted firmly in cheek. It's best enjoyed in its "letterbox' format, as it was shot in Ultra-Panavision, which at the time was being touted as the "new, improved" CINERAMA. Robert Surtees' photography is wide and wonderful and Elmer Bernstein's jaunty score highlights the film perfectly. Also, it's an opportunity to see four greats who have now passed on, Lancaster, Hutton, Remick, and Pleasance at the top of their craft.


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