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 Spencer'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.
This is your place, Clayboy. Your father brought his sweetheart here and married her. Your eight red-blooded uncles fell in love on Spencer's Mountain. This is your place Clayboy, and this is your time...
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Did You Know?
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
Around 00:08:40, camera's shadow is visible on the truck's angle. See more
It wouldn't surprise me at all if the good lord Himself kept Clayboy from gettin' that scholarship.
Why'd the Lord wanna' do that?
Well, after the graduation we were all so puffed up, and braggin' about him so, and, well, pride cometh before a fall. If the Lord put you on this earth to be poor, poor you're going to be. And if you're born ignorant, well then you're destined to *die* ignorant!
Where the hell did you pick up a piece of information like that?
In the Bible, and you stop swearing!
Shall We Gather at the River?
Words and Music by Robert Lowry
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