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Spencer's Mountain (1963)

05/16/1963 (US) DramaComedy 1h 58m

Clayboy's schoolteacher impresses upon Clayboy the following phrase, "The world steps aside to let a man pass, if he knows where he is going"


Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get into a bit of trouble. If he has one dream in life it's to build his wife Olivia a beautiful house on a piece of land he inherited on Spender's mountain. When his eldest son, Clayboy, graduates at the top of his high school class and has the opportunity to go to college, Clay has only one option left to him.

  1. Delmer Daves

    Director, Writer

  2. Earl Hamner, Jr.


Top Billed Cast

  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Clay Spencer

  2. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara

    Olivia Spencer

  3. James MacArthur

    James MacArthur

    Clayboy Spencer

  4. Donald Crisp

    Donald Crisp

    Grandpa Spencer

  5. Wally Cox

    Wally Cox

    Preacher Goodman

  6. Mimsy Farmer

    Mimsy Farmer

    Claris Coleman

  7. Virginia Gregg

    Virginia Gregg

    Miss Parker

  8. Lillian Bronson

    Lillian Bronson

    Grandma Spencer

  9. Whit Bissell

    Whit Bissell

    Dr. Campbell

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Spencer's Mountain
Spencer's Mountain

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

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