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Many Rivers to Cross
     

Many Rivers to Cross

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Director: Roy Rowland,

Cast: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen

 
Packaged and sold as an outdoor actioner, Many Rivers to Cross is as much a comedy as anything else. Robert Taylor stars as 18th century trapper Bushrod Gentry, who is himself entrapped into marriage by the spunky Mary Stuart Cherne (Eleanor Parker). Escaping his marital responsibilities (which were impressed upon him on threat of death), Gentry heads into the

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Packaged and sold as an outdoor actioner, Many Rivers to Cross is as much a comedy as anything else. Robert Taylor stars as 18th century trapper Bushrod Gentry, who is himself entrapped into marriage by the spunky Mary Stuart Cherne (Eleanor Parker). Escaping his marital responsibilities (which were impressed upon him on threat of death), Gentry heads into the North Country, with Mary in hot pursuit. Hero and heroine spend the rest of the picture taking turns rescuing each other from hostile Indians. Some of the humor is predicated upon the wholesale slaughter of the "redskins," and as such is a bit hard to take when seen today. Supporting Taylor and Parker are Victor McLaglen as the heroine's burly father, and TV-stars-to be James Arness (Gunsmoke) and Russell Johnson and Alan Hale Jr. (Gilligan's Island).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
With Jeff Richards and Rusty Tamblyn playing Eleanor Parker's frontier brothers and a few leftover green sets from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a viewer is forgiven for half expecting the entire cast of Many Rivers to Cross to break out in hearty song or perform a lively jig at any given moment. That, of course, never happens; instead you get a sort of post-Revolutionary War Taming of the Shrew with Miss Parker as the absolute center of attention. But just when you think everything is coming up roses, those pesky Shawnees attack again, in a giant cave to boot, and the comedy becomes positively physical with Miss Parker mistakenly hitting hubby Robert Taylor over the head instead of the marauding "Injuns." It is all a bit silly but the Cinemascope landscape is breathtaking.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
UPC:
0883929005116
Original Release:
1955
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
4,205

Special Features

Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Bushrod Gentry
Eleanor Parker Mary Stuart Cherne
Victor McLaglen Cadmus Cherne
Jeff Richards Fremont
Russ Tamblyn Shields
James Arness Beau Hamilton
Alan Hale Duke Runford
John Hudson Hugh
Rhys Williams Edge Blake
Josephine Hutchinson Mrs. Cheme
Sig Rumann Spectacle Man
Rosemary de Camp Lucy Hamilton
Russell Johnson Banks
Ralph Moody Sandak
Abel Fernandez Slangoh

Technical Credits
Roy Rowland Director
Harry Brown Screenwriter
Jack Cummings Producer
Steve Frazee Original Story
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Ben Lewis Editor
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Peters Art Director
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Guy Troper Screenwriter

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Many Rivers to Cross 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BookLoverInNeLA More than 1 year ago
Many Rivers to Cross is a wonderful comedy. Set in the early pioneer days, Mary Stuart Chern (Parker) is determined to get Bushrod Gentry (Taylor) for her husband. Plenty of laughs and just a bit of suspense abound in this delightful comedy. I would recommend this movie for anyone's collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining movie -- Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker both give wonderful performances in this delightful movie that has drama and comedy.