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Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

aka Many Rivers to Cross


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Details: 95 mins · English


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Small Bushrod Gentry
Small Mary Stuart Cherne
Small Cadmus Cherne
Small Shields
Small Lucy Hamilton
Small Lige Blake
Small Banks
No_movie_poster Fremont
Small Spectacle Man
Small Mrs. Cherne
Small Esau Hamilton
No_movie_poster Sandak


No_movie_poster Roy Rowland Director
No_movie_poster Jack Cummings Production
No_movie_poster Harry Brown Writer
No_movie_poster Guy Trosper Writer
No_movie_poster Ben Lewis Editing




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.