The Hallelujah Trail (Blu-ray)
Cinerama sends you roaring with laughter and adventure down that wide and wonderful fun-trail!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Run Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 27, 2018
- Originally Released: 1965
- Label: Olive Films
- Encoding: Region A
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton & Pamela Tiffin|
|Performer:||Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence, James Burke, John Anderson, Tom Stern, Robert J. Wilke, Dub Taylor & Whit Bissell|
|Directed by||John Sturges|
|Edited by||Ferris Webster|
|Screenplay by||John Gay|
|Composition by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Art Direction by||Cary Odell|
|Produced by||John Sturges|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Surtees|
Rating: C -- Hung out to dry with nowhere to go but in quicksand. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Silly Western comedy with good cast trying hard but not always succeeding. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL is a slapstick comedy starring Burt Lancaster as cavalry officer Col. Thadeus Gearhart, set just before the winter of 1867, when the boomtown of Denver realizes it's almost run out of whiskey. The perenially drunken Oracle Jones (Donald Pleasence) hatches a plan to bring a wagon train of whiskey to Denver before winter sets in. Newspaper editor Hobbs wires temperance leader Cora Massingale (Lee Remick) about the shipment, and a group of Sioux Indians also takes an interest in the booze. Col. Gearheart leads a company assigned to protect the temperance contingent, which intends to head off the train, and Capt. Slater (Jim Hutton) leads another, assigned to protect the train. A Denver citizens group, led by Clayton Howell (Dub Taylor), is also headed for the train, not to mention the Sioux. When the Teamsters suddenly stage a sit-down strike, the train is left wide open to attack. This odd little film, based on the novel by Bill Gulick, features a star-studded cast and a score by the great Elmer Bernstein.
When Denver's liquor supply runs dangerously low, an emergency shipment of whiskey is promptly rushed to the boomtown before the winter of 1867 sets in. Protecting the precious cargo from marauding Indians, greedy miners, and irate temperance activists is the responsibility of the beleaguered U.S. Cavalry.
- Theatrical release: June 23, 1965.
- Shooting locations: New Mexico and California.
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