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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)
Slim Gaut ... Settler (uncredited)

William Haade ... The Constable (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Shooting Contestant (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)
Chalky Williams ... Shooting Contestant (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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Additional Details

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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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Did You Know?

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:Sometimes I'm bigger than I look.See more »
Higher Up The Berry TreeSee more »


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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Great fun!, 19 March 2001
Author: ( from Long Beach, california

I saw this movie as a teenager and never laughed so hard. A good light-hearted comedy. Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker are a good team together. If my memory serves me correctly, the song "The Berry Tree" came from this film. I've hummed that tune ever since. Would love to have a copy of this.

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