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Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

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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).

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Robert Taylor
as Bushrod Gentry
Eleanor Parker
as Mary Stuart Cherne
Victor McLaglen
as Cadmus Cherne
Russ Tamblyn
as Shields
James Arness
as Esau Hamilton
Alan Hale Jr.
as Luke Radford
Rhys Williams
as Lige Blake
Sig Rumann
as Spectacle Man
Rosemary DeCamp
as Lucy Hamilton
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A rube Western comedy romance with no kick, that's set in the late 18th-century frontier of Kentucky.

Full Review… | December 19, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Many Rivers to Cross

Sprightly western with a comic twist. Taylor is on the wooden side as usual but Eleanor Parker is full of vigor and you get the Skipper and the Professor in the same movie to boot!

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