THE WILDEST ROLLICKING WESTERN OF ALL TIMES! THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL is a gem! Like MCLINTOCK! it's full of surprizes!!!! Everything from THE CALVARY, DRUNKEN INDIANS, TEMPERANCE MARCHERS, THIRSTY CITIZENS, A WAGONTRAIN OF WHISKEY, and a climax of QUICKSAND!!!! This motion picture has evrything!!!!
THE WEST REALLY BECAME FUN!!!! I enjoy the great cast of BURT LANCHASTER, LEE REMICK, BRIAN KEITH, DONALD PLEASANCE, JIM HUTTON, PAMELA TIFFON, ROBERT J. WILKES, MARTIN LANDAU, JOHN ANDERSON, and DUB TAYLOR add their own special humor to this motion picture classic!!!! The funniest scenes are THE BATTLE OF WHISKEY HILLS (the shootout in the sandstorm), THE WILD CHASE LEADING TO QUICKSAND BOTTOMS (the drunken indian pursuit, leading a switch of the western classics, where the calvary attacks the indians), and finally THE DISASTER AT QUICKSAND BOTTOMS (where the wagons sink in the quicksand!) The action is high octane madcap comedy all the way! JOHN DEHNER delivers the delightful narration, even when the winter turns out to be the warmest and driest on record. This is indeed a JOHN STURGES classic! ELMER BERNSTEIN delivers a top notch music score, that include an memorable music piece during the sinking of wagons in the quicksand! The effects of all the wagons going down together in QUICKSAND BOTTOMS is unmistakably eyecatching!THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL will always be a classic to watch again and again!