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Director:
Writers:
Harry Brown (screenplay) and
Guy Trosper (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
4 February 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
KENTUCKY ADVENTURE in CINEMASCOPE (original print ad - almost all caps)
Plot:
Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798. | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
The theme song of the film, "The Berry Tree" See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Bushrod Gentry

Eleanor Parker ... Mary Stuart Cherne

Victor McLaglen ... Cadmus Cherne

Jeff Richards ... Fremont

Russ Tamblyn ... Shields

James Arness ... Esau Hamilton

Alan Hale Jr. ... Luke Radford
John Hudson ... Hugh

Rhys Williams ... Lige Blake
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Cherne
Sig Ruman ... Spectacle Man
Rosemary DeCamp ... Lucy Hamilton

Russell Johnson ... Banks
Ralph Moody ... Sandak
Abel Fernandez ... Slangoh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Crawford (uncredited)
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Emmett - Surly Innkeeper & J.P. (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Punishment Party Member (uncredited)
Harry Cody ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Indian (uncredited)
Billy Dix ... Punishment Party Member (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Rafe (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Richard Garrick ... Preacher Ellis (uncredited)
William Haade ... The Constable (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt ... Noah Crawford (uncredited)

Darryl Hickman ... Miles Henderson (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Settler (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Punishment Party Member (uncredited)
Rudy Lee ... Eddie Hamilton (uncredited)

Betty Lynn ... Cissie Crawford (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Hank Patterson ... Second Innkeeper (uncredited)
Carl Pitti ... Indian (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Punishment Party Member (uncredited)
Phil Rich ... Old Man (uncredited)
George Robotham ... Indian (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Man With Constable (uncredited)
Russell Simpson ... Man at Inn (uncredited)
Marjorie Wood ... Mrs. Emmett (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Rowland 
 
Writing credits
Harry Brown (screenplay) and
Guy Trosper (screenplay)

Steve Frazee (story)

Produced by
Jack Cummings .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
 
Cinematography by
John F. Seitz (director of photography) (as John Seitz)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Sid Bowen .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director
Robert Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Charles Scheid .... sound (uncredited)
Wally Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gene Coogan .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Pitti .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alvord Eiseman .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Fields .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Dominic Frontiere .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Jack Marshall .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... musical director (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... conductor (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #17168) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
Cyril J. Mockridge's score was conducted (uncredited) by Miklós Rózsa. This was Mockridge's only picture at MGM, on loan from 20th Century Fox.See more »
Quotes:
Bushrod Gentry:Sometimes I'm bigger than I look.See more »
Soundtrack:
Higher Up The Berry TreeSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The theme song of the film, "The Berry Tree", 26 December 2002
Author: kr111 from USA

I have been searching for the theme song of this movie "The Berry Tree" since I saw it once as a 6 year-old kid in 1955 or 56. I've hummed the melody and sung the few lyrics I remembered since then. I finally got the VHS tape last week and what a pleasure. This is a fantastic frontier comedy and it brings back fond memories of me as a young kid wearing a Davy Crockett coonskin cap and singing the song. Here are the lyrics to the song if anyone else has wondered what they were for 45 years or so, as I had. From other comments here, this song made an indelible impression on almost everyone that has heard it.

The higher up the berry tree the sweeter grows the berry

The more you hug and kiss a gal the more she wants to marry

The berry tree's a wise old tree the sweetest fruit is his'n

But marryin' up with any gal is just like goin' to prison

(Bridge)

Peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall Till I find the gal I want, a' gonna have none at all

Cause higher up.

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