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 Stuart Cherne has her way. It's marryin' season, the preacher is making his annual visit to Barreb River abnd Mary has her heart and rifle barrel set on buckskinned bachelor Bushrod. It's love at first fight as Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star in this adventure comedy packed with woodsman gumption, battle-of-the-sexes spunk and battle-for-survival skirmishes with Shawnee warriors. Taming the land. Taming hearts. They're both part of the frontier excitement in Mary Rivers to Cross.
Bushrod Gentry's (Robert Taylor) journey to the Northwest territory is continually stalled by lovestruck young ladies who take an instant shy to him. So far he's been able to escape all their advances, but when pistol-packin' tomboy Mary Stuart Cherne (Eleanor Parker) saves him from a Shawnee attack, it just might end in a genuine shot-gun wedding! MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (1955) is a lighthearted western comedy romp, which allowed the versatile Eleanor Parker to show yet another … more