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Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 4 February 1955 (USA)
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.

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Harry Brown (screenplay), Guy Trosper (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Bushrod Gentry
Eleanor Parker ... Mary Stuart Cherne
Victor McLaglen ... Cadmus Cherne
Jeff Richards ... Fremont Cherne
Russ Tamblyn ... Shields Cherne
James Arness ... Esau Hamilton
Alan Hale Jr. ... Luke Radford
John Hudson ... Hugh Cherne
Rhys Williams ... Lige Blake
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Cherne
Sig Ruman ... Spectacle Man
Rosemary DeCamp ... Lucy Hamilton
Russell Johnson ... Banks Cherne
Ralph Moody ... Sandak
Abel Fernandez ... Slangoh
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Storyline

During 1798,Bushrod Gentry is a Kentucky trapper who travels from place to place,sometimes staying with settler families for a night or two before moving on.Being a handsome man he often breaks the hearts of the unmarried young daughters of his hosts and it always leads to proposals of marriage from the girls' part.This causes Bushrod to quickly pack his gear, give the smitten girl his standard speech about why he cannot marry or settle down and depart in a hurry, leaving the girl in tears.But one day,after being saved from an Indian attack by young Scotish woman, Mary Stuart Cherne, he takes shelter with her family until his broken arm can heal.Invariably,the girl falls for his charm and asks him to marry her.Bushrod gives her his standard speech and thinks he's off the hook but stubborn Mary Stuart is not so easily dissuaded.This leads to lies, insinuations, evasive actions, hilarity, fist fights with her brothers, a shooting contest, broken promises and a shotgun wedding.Bushrod is... Written by nufs68

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

KENTUCKY ADVENTURE in CINEMASCOPE (original print ad - almost all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Mann liebt gefährlich See more »

Filming Locations:

Wyoming, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,084,000, 31 December 1955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,832,000, 31 December 1955
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a success at the box office, earning MGM a profit of $533,000 (over $5M in 2019) according to studio records. See more »

Quotes

Bushrod Gentry: I thought they called you Stepping Woman.
Mary Stuart Cherne: I been stepping all day.
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Crazy Credits

Opening card: We respectfully dedicate our story to the frontier women of America who helped their men settle the Kentucky wilderness. They were gallant and courageous, and without their aggressive cooperation -- few of us would be around to see this picture. See more »

Soundtracks

Higher Up The Berry Tree
Traditional
Written by Saul Chaplin (uncredited)
Sung by Sheb Wooley
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A genuine " sleeper "
20 October 1999 | by ttlankf3See all my reviews

This is simply a charming , funny movie . Robert Taylor is exceptionally good - as is the supporting cast in general. Well-made Western comedies seem few and far between .

The movie was not well publicized upon its release as I recall , nor was it rated as top flight . It's hardly ever seen on television.

The film can easily be described as wholesome - a rarity more today than back in the 50's . Its tone and style reflect the mood of the times.

By all means , catch it if you can .


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