The Hallelujah Trail

The Hallelujah Trail is a 1965 American Western mockumentary spoof directed by John Sturges, with topbilled stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton and Pamela Tiffin.

In the year 1867, signs that the approaching winter will be a hard one produce agitation in the burgeoning mining town of Denver, as the harddrinking citizenry fear a shortage of whiskey. Taking advice from Oracle Jones Donald Pleasence, a local guide and seer but only when under the influence of alcohol, the populace arrange for a mass shipment, forty wagons full of whiskey, from the Wallingham Freighting Company. The wagon train heads out, under the direction of company owner Frank Wallingham Brian Keith, who describes himself as a taxpayer and a good Republican.This cargo then becomes the target for several diverse groups, each with their own leaders and plans. Young Capt. Paul Slater Jim Hutton of the United States Cavalry is assigned by Fort Russell commander Col. Thaddeus Gearhart Burt Lancaster to escort the Wallingham Wagon Train, and merely wishes to carry out his orders. A group of Irish teamsters, hired as wagon drivers, wishes to strike unless whiskey rations are distributed. Crusading temperance leader Cora Templeton Massingale Lee Remick and her followers, informed of the alcoholic cargo, wish to intercept the train and destroy its contents the group is escorted by a second cavalry division under the command of a reluctant Col. Gearhart. ........

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