The Hallelujah Trail

The Hallelujah Trail

DVD - 2018
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Under the watchful eye of its owner Frank Wallingham, the Wallingham Freighting Company is bound for Denver with forty wagons of whiskey to quench the town's thirst. But there are others who have plans of their own for the load of libations including temperance leader Cora Templeton Massingale, who wants it destroyed, the Sioux Indians who want it for themselves, ditto the Denver citizens militia, as well as the Irish teamsters hired as wagon drivers. Fearing that the shipment may not reach its destination, Colonel Thaddeus Gearhart assigns Captain Paul Slater to safeguard the cargo, unaware that Slater's fiancée Louise - who also happens to be the Colonel's daughter - has fallen under the powerful spell of Cora's temperance message.
Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.] : Olive Films, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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greatflicks
Jul 05, 2018

Old a very old movie and the acting was really antiquated. We watched it for 20 minuets and then turned it off. What is interesting to me I watched cowboy movies in the 40's, 50's and 60's and thought they were good. Goes to show you how much things change and as we get older faster and faster.

steelydeacon May 02, 2016

A chaotic romp through the old west near the end of the 19th Century. The mining town of Denver faces the potentially worst winter on record without whiskey! So they pool their finances into one gigantic order of 40 wagons of whiskey from grouchy old "good republican" Frank Wallingham (Brian Keith). Wallingham worries about indian attacks, so he insists on a US Cavalry escort from Fort Russell, commanded by Colonel Thaddeus Gearhart (Burt Lancaster). Fort Russell has just been invaded by a temperance movement led by Cora Tempelton Massingale (Lee Remick), who is determined to prevent the whiskey from reaching the poor misguided fools in Denver. Meanwhile, the reservation indians headed by Chief Five Barrels (Robert Wilke) and Cheif Walks-stooped-over (Martin Landau) intend to attack the wagon train and appropriate 20 wagons of whiskey for their own refreshment either by force or, failing that, by presenting their newly-awarded US citizenship papers and claiming that they will return to the reservation if they are given a gift of 20 wagons of whiskey. To complicate matters further, the Denver miners, warned in a vision by their whiskey-inspired prophet, Oracle Jones (Donald Pleasence) that their whiskey shipment is in grave peril, form a militia and march forth to meet the wagons and escort them back to Denver. Lee Remick is a vision of womanly beauty as always. Lancaster is his turbulent comical best. Pleasance as you've never seen him before as the thin, wiry, coon-skin mountaineer Oracle Jones. With an awesome musical score by Elmer Bernstein, this film is a real nostalgic treat!

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jaketaz777
Jan 22, 2015

Women`s temperance. They fight for there to be no booze for them men-folk...Super funny!

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