Gallery of Photos from one of Maureen's family
classic films that becomes more beloved with the passage of time.

A classic moment in the film - Clay not only attends
church services but belts out a hymn; a bit off key, but charming nonetheless

WARNER BROS. PRESENTS - A Delmer Daves Production
- Starring -
Henry Fonda & Maureen O'Hara
"The world steps aside to let a man pass, if he knows where he is going"

Henry Fonda Clay Spencer
Maureen O'Hara Olivia Spencer
James MacArthur Clayboy Spencer
Donald Crisp Grandpa Spencer
Wally Cox Preacher Goodman
Mimsy Farmer Claris Coleman
Virginia Gregg Miss Parker
Lillian Bronson Grandma Spencer
Whit Bissell Dr. Campbell
Hayden Rorke Colonel Coleman
Kathy Bennett Minnie-Cora Cook
Dub Taylor Percy Cook
Hope Summers Mother Ida
Ken Mayer Mr. John
Bronwyn FitzSimons College Secretary
Maureen has nothing but pleasant memories of making this film.  The location was glorious, Delmer Daves was a wonderful director, and the locals were wonderful and receptive to the movie cast and crew.  She said that after a day's work the cast would gather round to listen to Donald Crisp tell stories.  Apparently Henry Fonda spent a lot of time fishing in the beautiful panoramic setting.

The storyline is about a wonderful family and their struggle to raise funds to send their oldest son, Clay, Jr. (Clayboy) to college.  The family unit and the importance of education are the foundation of this story with the happy ending being achieved in a way that surprises the audience.  


Clayboy welcomes his girlfriend home from college and Grandpa and Grandma Spencer greet their sons

The Spencer Children - Note Veronica Cartwright at top-right of photo

Maureen's daughter, Bronwyn, has a role as the University secretary
and her brother James plays one of the 9 Spencer sons.
This film is indeed a family affair. Other cast members:

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