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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 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>

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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

Burt Lancaster was forced by United Artists to make four films for $150,000 a picture in the 1960s: The Young Savages (1961), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Train (1964) and The Hallelujah Trail (1965) rather than his normal fee of $750,000, because of cost overruns at his production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, for which he was personally responsible. See more »

Goofs

The Indian horses obviously have saddles under their horse blankets. 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 Film Preview: Episode #1.1 (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

We Will Save
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Ernie Sheldon
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Lighthearted fun in a Western guise
22 February 2003 | by filmboomerSee 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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