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
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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