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Many Rivers to Cross -- Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure.


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Release Date:
4 February 1955 (USA) See more »
KENTUCKY ADVENTURE in CINEMASCOPE (original print ad - almost all caps)
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 summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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)
Lars Hensen ... Townsman (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)

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)
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)
Crew verified as complete

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94 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #17168) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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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 »
Bushrod Gentry:I thought they called you Stepping Woman.
Mary Stuart Cherne:I been stepping all day.
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Perfect Western Comedy, 21 December 2000
Author: b_makibbin from Texas

I really, really liked this movie. I was entranced when I saw it on TV when I was 8 years old and I saw it again when I was 38. So many times I am disappointed when I watch a movie as an adult that I loved as a child. I am hoping that it will have the same impact on me and that I will love it just as much. Too often that just doesn't happen. THIS movie did not disappoint!! It takes off at the very beginning with Mary Stewart, brilliantly portrayed by Eleanor Parker, setting her cap for the handsome Bushrod Gentry, just as brilliantly portrayed by Robert Taylor. She schemes to marry him and then proceeds to follow him all over the wilderness. There is a hilarious sequence of events when Mary Stewart and Bushrod are hiding from the Indians.

This is a great guy movie AND a great chick flick rolled into one. This movie has it all - comedy, gun-play, drama, pathos, and a great score with a little ditty that gets in your head and won't soon leave.

The higher up the berry tree The sweeter grow the berries The more you hug and kiss a girl The more she'll want to marry!

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