GenreComedy, Romance, Western Running time1h 34m ScreenplayGuy Trosper, Harry Brown CountryUnited States
WriterHarry Brown, Guy Trosper Release dateFebruary 4, 1955 (1955-02-04) CastRobert Taylor (Bushrod Gentry), Eleanor Parker (Mary Stuart Cherne), Victor McLaglen (Cadmus Cherne), Jeff Richards (Fremont), Russ Tamblyn (Shields), James Arness (Esau Hamilton) Similar moviesDersu Uzala, The Scalphunters, Across the Wide Missouri, The Last Frontier, The Wild North, Man in the Wilderness
TaglineKENTUCKY ADVENTURE in CINEMASCOPE
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Many Rivers to Cross is a 1955 American film starring Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker.
Kentucky, the late 1700s: A traveling preacher's coming to town, but Miles Henderson is upset because Cissie Crawford seems reluctant to marry him. She seems more interested in a handsome trapper who's just arrived in the territory, Bushrod Gentry.
Cissie's life is saved by Bushrod after she's attacked by Shawnee tribesmen, but he's a confirmed bachelor who lets her down gently. While traveling on his own, Bushrod is wounded by the Indians and in danger until another woman, Mary Stuart Cherne, saves his life.
Feeling love at first sight, Mary takes him home to her Scottish-born father, Cadmus, and their Indian servant, Sandak, to heal. Her longtime suitor Luke Radford is unhappy about this interloper.
Bushrod again declines a chance to settle down, whereupon an angry Mary ends up keeping him there against his will. With her four brothers keeping a gun on him, Bushrod is forced to marry Mary.
He punches a justice of the peace and gets 30 days in jail. Another trapper, Esau Hamilton, has a sick child whose life Bushrod ends up saving. He slips away and intends to be on his own again, but Bushrod comes across Indians who are trying to scalp Mary. He saves her life this time, then accepts his fate as a man in love.
Robert Taylor as Bushrod Gentry
Eleanor Parker as Mary Stuart Cherne
Victor McLaglen as Cadmus
Alan Hale, Jr. as Luke Radford
Darryl Hickman as Miles Henderson
Betty Lynn as Cissie
Ralph Moody as Sandak
Russell Johnson as Banks
Russ Tamblyn as Cherne
James Arness as Esau Hamilton
Richard Garrick as Preacher Ellis
MGM bought the rights to a story by Steve Frazer published in Argosy magazine. Jack Cummings was assigned to produce. Janet Leigh was originally intended to be the female lead.
According to MGM records the film earned $2,084,000 in the US and Canada and $1,748,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $533,000.