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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 23 June 1965 (USA)
On its way to Denver, a cargo of whiskey destined for the miners, is sought after by the Temperance League, the U.S. Cavalry, the local Indians and the miners themselves.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

William Gulick (novel) (as Bill Gulick), John Gay (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Col. Thaddeus Gearhart
Lee Remick ... Cora Templeton Massingale
Jim Hutton ... Capt. Paul Slater
Pamela Tiffin ... Louise Gearhart
Donald Pleasence ... 'Oracle' Jones
Brian Keith ... Frank Wallingham
Martin Landau ... Chief Walks-Stooped-Over
John Anderson ... Sgt. Buell
Tom Stern ... Kevin O'Flaherty
Robert J. Wilke ... Chief Five Barrels
Dub Taylor ... Clayton Howell
Whit Bissell ... Hobbs
Helen Kleeb ... Henrietta
Val Avery ... Denver bartender
Noam Pitlik ... Interpreter
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Portal, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 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

The acetylene miners' lamps worn throughout the film would not be introduced for another 30 years. See more »

Quotes

Col. Thaddeus Gearhart: Give a woman an acorn and the next thing you know you're up to your rump in oak trees.
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Connections

Featured in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah Trail
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Ernie Sheldon
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE

This movie has always been a mystery to me. I loved it and chuckled to myself all the way through it, however, for some reason I have never been able to explain,it just does not work like it should.

Great cast from top to bottom, good charaterization and many good scenes and some others that just don't quite work. I love it anyway and watch my copy at least twice a year.


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