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Many Rivers to Cross
Many Rivers to Cross
Actors: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn
Director: Roy Rowland
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy
NR     2008     1hr 34min

Bushrod Gentry is a right restless man, a bullwhip-crackin', tough-brawlin' trapper passing through Barren River, Kentucky and heading for the pelts and promise of the Northwest Territory. He'll never get there if Mary Stu...  more »


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Actors: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn
Director: Roy Rowland
Creators: John F. Seitz, Ben Lewis, Jack Cummings, Guy Trosper, Harry Brown, Steve Frazee
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Romantic Comedies
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 08/26/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Evelyn Y. from ABILENE, TX
Reviewed on 2/6/2015...
Love this old movie! Not only family friendly, but accurate to history! Thanks!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

"Robert Taylor Series ... Many Rivers to Cross (1955) ... MG
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 09/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"MGM presents "MANY RIVERS TO CROSS" (23 February 1955) (95 mins/Color) (Dolby digitally remastered) -- Our story line and plot, Bushrod Gentry (Robert Taylor) is the freelance fur trapper who is passing through --- On his way he is rescued by Mary Stuart Cherne (Eleanor Parker) --- Following this, the battle of the sexes begins --- It is frontier wits versus feminine charm, and guile --- Victor McLaughlin is himself (but that's just fine by me), James Arness plays a mountain man and a young Alan Hale Jr. (before Gilligan's Island) combine with the perennially juvenile antics of Russ Tamblyn to provide and hour and a half plus of escapist entertainment and downright good old fashioned laughter --- The final scene of Parker moaning over Taylor to attract the Indians to the scene and kill them, very funny and neatly done, easily worth the price of the ticket, or what must have been for those that saw it in the theater.

Under the production staff of:
Roy Rowland - Director
Jack Cummings - Producer
Harry Brown - Screenwriter
Steve Frazee - Screen Story
Guy Troper - Screenwriter
John F. Seitz - Cinematographer
Cyril Mockridge - Composer (Music Score) / Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Lewis - Editor
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director
Hans Peters - Art Director
Walter Plunkett - Costume Designer

1. Robert Taylor
Date of Birth: 5 August 1911 - Filley, Nebraska,
Date of Death: 8 June 1969 - Santa Monica, California

2. Eleanor Parker
Date of Birth: 26 June 1922 - Cedarville, Ohio
Date of Death: Still Living

the cast includes:
Robert Taylor ... Bushrod Gentry
Eleanor Parker ... Mary Stuart Cherne
Victor McLaglen ... Mr. 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, Mary's Indian Companion
Abel Fernandez ... Slangoh
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Emmett - Surly Innkeeper & J.P
Al Ferguson ... Bit Role
Darryl Hickman ... Miles Henderson
Hank Patterson ... Second Innkeeper

Hats off and thanks to Les Adams (collector/guideslines for character identification), Chuck Anderson (Webmaster: The Old Corral/B-Westerns.Com), Boyd Magers (Western Clippings), Bobby J. Copeland (author of "Trail Talk"), Rhonda Lemons (Empire Publishing Inc) and Bob Nareau (author of "The Real Bob Steele") as they have rekindled my interest once again for B-Westerns and Serials --- If you're into the memories of B-Westerns with high drama, this is the one you've been anxiously waiting for --- please stand up and take a bow Western Classics --- all my heroes have been cowboys!

Total Time: 95 mins on DVD ~ Warner Home Video ~ (8/26/2008)"
Many Rivers to Cross
J. Highbaugh | KY USA | 10/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A mixture of comedy and western action set in Kentucky during the l8th century. Bushrod Gentry, played by Robert Taylor, is excellent in fighting any opponent be it Indians or other foe. But when Eleanor Powell comes along with marriage on her mind, she breaks down all his defenses. Although he does put up a mighty fight. Hilarious and very entertaining."
Comedy western
L. Petree | 11/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Really enjoyed this movie. Good plot development and acting. Had some serious moments too. It all works well together. The fight with Indian in the cave is hilarious slapstick."