The Hallelujah Trail (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)




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Lancaster and a fine cast are wasted in this comedy about a man assigned to protect a liquor shipment crossing the Great Plains. His foes are native tribes eager to get the liquor and a women's temperance organization eager to stop it. Much of the humor is telegraphed when not outright predictable. The film concerns itself with neither history nor geography, even inventing a nonexistent mountain range between Kansas City and Denver. This sprawling misfire from the mid-sixties was an early sign that the genre was wearing out.

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Tom Stern
as Kevin
Martin Landau
as Chief Walks-Stooped-Over
Robert J. Wilke
as Chief Five Barrels
Bob Wilke
as Chief Five Barrels
Jim Burk
as Elks-Runner
Jerry Gatlin
as First Brother-in-Law
Larry Duran
as Second Brother-in-Law
Dub Taylor
as Clayton Howell
Helen Kleeb
as Henrietta
John R. McKee
as Rafe Pike
Noam Pitlik
as Interpreter
Carl Pitti
as Phillips
Caroll Adams
as Simmons
Ted Markland
as Bandmaster
Buff Brady
as Bilkins
Karla Most
as Mary Ann
Hope Summers
as Mrs. Hasselrad
Carroll Henry
as `A' Company Sgt.
Val Avery
as Denver Bartender
John Dehner
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for The Hallelujah Trail

All Critics (5)

Silly Western comedy with good cast trying hard but not always succeeding.

December 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Hung out to dry with nowhere to go but in quicksand.

June 10, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hallelujah Trail


Satirical and funny! I'd become so accustomed to Burt Lancaster in serious dramatic roles that his brilliantly subtle humor took me by surprise. *NOTE: Watch for a very thin Donald Pleasence as the prognosticating 'Oracle'.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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