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Spencer's Mountain (16-May-1963)

Director: Delmer Daves

Writer: Delmer Daves

From novel by: Earl Hamner, Jr.

Keywords: Drama

Three generations of Spencers have lived on Spencer's Mountain, now subdivided. For years, Clay Spencer has been building a larger dreamhouse for his wife on an unused parcel. But Clay's eldest son, Clayboy, is the first in the family to have ever graduated high school and there seems to be only one way to pay for his education. Sentimental melodrama based on Earl Hamner Jr.'s autobiographical novel, also adapted to television in the 1970s as The Waltons.

Judith Crist, The New York Herald Tribune: "The novel on which this effluent was based was set in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, but Mr. Delmer Daves moved the whole thing to Wyoming. Picture-postcard scenery notwithstanding, Wyoming ought to sue." In response to Crist's scathing review, Warner removed all its advertising from the paper.

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