In The Hallelujah Trail, Lee Remick plays temperance leader Cora Templeton Massingale, who is determined to halt a shipment of whiskey headed for Denver. The shipment is being escorted by the US cavalry, under the guidance of Col. Thadeus Gearhardt (Burt Lancaster). As the Denver miners thirstily await the precious booze, Gearhardt must fend off not only Cora and her minions, but a bibulous tribe of Sioux warriors, headed by Chief Walks-Stooped-Over (Martin Landau)-not to mention an outsized sandstorm. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Charming role for Burt Lancaster, one of the all time greats. Stellar supporting cast. Well-written tongue-in-cheek humor and narration. Anyone who grew up in the Golden Age of Hollywood will enjoy this movie. Lancaster, Remick & Hutton perfect. Martin Landau is a hoot as Chief Walks-Stooped-Over as is Donald Pleasance as Oracle Jones.. Wish they still made them this good!