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?
In their book "How Underdog Was Born...", W. Watts Biggers
and Chad Strover reveal that seeing Wally Cox
's performance in this movie inspired them to ask him to voice their newly created character, Underdog. See more
When clay is talking church with Mother Ida at about 22 min. into the movie. You can clearly see traffic traveling down a highway behind Ida. 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
America the Beautiful
Words by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Sung by Barbara McNair See more