Spencer's Mountain

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  • NR
Grandpa Spencer fathered nine boys in the shadow of the Grand Teton mountain bearing their name. His son Clay (Henry Fonda) married Olivia (Maureen O'Hara) and had nine more kids, "all thoroughbreds." Now the eldest son is out of high school, eager for more in life. read more
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Grandpa Spencer fathered nine boys in the shadow of the Grand Teton mountain bearing their name. His son Clay (Henry Fonda) married Olivia (Maureen O'Hara) and had nine more kids, "all thoroughbreds." Now the eldest son is out of high school, eager for more in life. But college money is hard to come by. Spencer's Mountain has deep roots too. It's based on the Earl Hamner Jr. novel that later inspired TV's The Waltons. The pleasures of Delmer Daves' film are as plentiful as trout in its swirling streams. Fonda and O'Hara shine in a cast that includes Wally Cox, Donald Crisp and James MacArthur. Max Steiner supplies an evocative score. Breathtaking fields and forests add visual splendor. All enhance this beloved story of human values - and reaching for your dreams.

Original Release

05/16/1963

US Release

05/16/1963

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Cast

Henry Fonda Clay Spencer
James MacArthur Clayboy Spencer
Donald Crisp Grandpa Zubulon Spencer / Grandpa Spencer
Wally Cox Preacher Clyde Goodman / Preacher Goodman
Whit Bissell Dr. Campbell
Mimsy Farmer Claris Coleman
Virginia Gregg Miss Parker
Lillian Bronson Grandma Spencer
Hayden Rorke Colonel Coleman
Kathy Bennett Minnie-Cora Cook
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Delmer Daves

Writers

Delmer Daves, Earl Hamner Jr.

Cast

Henry Fonda Clay Spencer
James MacArthur Clayboy Spencer
Donald Crisp Grandpa Zubulon Spencer / Grandpa Spencer
Wally Cox Preacher Clyde Goodman / Preacher Goodman
Whit Bissell Dr. Campbell
Mimsy Farmer Claris Coleman
Virginia Gregg Miss Parker
Lillian Bronson Grandma Spencer
Hayden Rorke Colonel Coleman
Kathy Bennett Minnie-Cora Cook
Dub Taylor Percy Cook
Veronica Cartwright Becky Spencer
Hope Summers Mother Ida
Ken Mayer Mr. John
Rusty Lane Dean Beck / University Dean
Barbara McNair Graduation Singer
Kym Karath Pattie-Cake Spencer
Victor French Spencer Brother
Med Flory Spencer Brother
Michael Greene Spencer Brother

Producers

Editors

David Wages

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