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. Written by
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"
Did You Know?
According to a Henry Fonda
interview seen on the DVD version of this movie, many locals of Jackson Hole, Wyoming were used as extras for scenes in the movie, such as the graduation of Clayboy. See more
When Clayboy leads rescuers to his father and grandfather, who have been crushed under a gigantic spruce his father had been chopping down, there are freshly sawed limbs showing as Clayboy climbs into the fallen tree to show the men where to cut. See more
Must you, we got company!
Come open your arms because I'm going to kiss those ruby lips right off you
[attempting to kiss her
Oh Clay Stop it! Behave yourself the minister and Ms Parker are in there
Oh good for Ms Parker
[continues to kiss and grab his wife
Clay Stop Clay!
I love you woman
Shall We Gather at the River?
Words and Music by Robert Lowry
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