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Spencer's Mountain (1963)

Approved | | Drama, Family | 16 May 1963 (USA)
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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Final film of Donald Crisp. 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 »

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Clay Spencer: Papa dead?
Dr. Campbell: No, he's alive, Clay, but it can't be for long. He's broken nearly every bone in his body. I gave him enough morphine to get him down the mountain.
Clay Spencer: [to Clayboy] Better get down there, son. Prepare the women for bad news.
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Followed by The Waltons: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) See more »

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Gaudeamus Igitur
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Written by Christian Wilhelm Kindleben
Heard as a theme at the University
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4 January 2005 | by (TEXAS) – See all my reviews

This movie was very enjoyable. It was fun, heartwarming & great story for the whole family. If you like "The Walton's" you will like "Spencer's Mountain" Henry Fonda does a wonderful job trying to care for his "babies" This movies proves that not all dreams have to come true to be happy. Sometimes you can be happy right where you are if you are, if you only give life a chance. Maureen O'Hara couldn't of done better as her role as Clay Spencer's wife. Also Wally Cox was super as the new preacher in town. This movie will have you laughing and crying. It is one of the best. I have watched this movie many times and know I will watch it several more times.


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