The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
*Spencer’s Mountain*. 1963. USA. Written and directed by Delmer Daves

Spencer’s Mountain. 1963. USA. Written and directed by Delmer Daves. Based on the novel by Earl Hamner, Jr. With Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Hara, James MacArthur. 35mm. 118 min.

Clay Spencer is a decent man who loves and respects his wife Olivia and their nine children. They live on Spencer’s Mountain, in Wyoming, and it is Clay’s dream to build Olivia a grand house. Money is often short for the Spencers, and when it comes down to a dream home or sending eldest son Clayboy to college, tough decisions must be made. Earl Hamner, Jr.’s book was later adapted for the long-running television series The Waltons.