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Spencer's Mountain (1963)

 -  Drama | Family  -  16 May 1963 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 garykmcd

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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"

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Os Nove Irmãos  »

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Director Delmer Daves' granddaughter, Michele Daves, made her only film appearance to date in this movie, appearing as the youngest Spencer child, baby Donnie. See more »

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When the new house is burning in the final scenes, you can see the pipes for the fuel that ignites the fire. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Spencer: Must you, we got company!
Clay Spencer: [drunk] Come open your arms because I'm going to kiss those ruby lips right off you
[attempting to kiss her]
Olivia Spencer: Oh Clay Stop it! Behave yourself the minister and Ms Parker are in there
Clay Spencer: Oh good for Ms Parker
[continues to kiss and grab his wife]
Olivia Spencer: Clay Stop Clay!
Clay Spencer: I love you woman
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Followed by A Walton Easter (1997) See more »

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Now the Day is Over
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Words by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1865
Music by Joseph Barnby, 1868
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Wonderful Family Movie
30 June 2004 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

I had seen this movie in high school with a friend I grew up with and his family at a Drive-In, and it made such an impression on me at that time, probably because of the wholesomeness of the whole thing; I saw it several times thereafter, but, until recently had not viewed it for years; I bought the DVD version and watched it last night and it was just as I had remembered it, a family movie, the likes of which you will never see again.... I especially enjoyed the extras, including the premiere newsreel and interviews; the scenery is breathtaking especially on a large screen TV, and the story always keeps your interest...it is hard to explain, but to someone of my generation, they just don't make them like this anymore!! What a joy to see such actors as Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Wally Cox, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Bronson, and Donald Crisp displaying their fine talents in this film... IT was interesting to see what a fine job James MacArthur did prior to Hawaii Five O, as he had done in several Disney pictures of the era....there is a very young Kim Karayth, who later went on to fame as the youngest sibling in The Sound Of Music and other family pictures, and Veronica Cartwright, who played on many television series and also in the Hitchcock thriller "The Birds." This was the heyday of family moviemaking...where did it all go??


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