6.7/10
793
29 user 4 critic

My Side of the Mountain (1969)

As young Sam Gribley runs away he learns about nature.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sam Gribley (as Teddy Eccles)
...
Bando
Tudi Wiggins ...
Miss Turner
...
Hunter
Cosette Lee ...
Apple Lady
Ralph Endersby ...
Boy In Soda Fountain
George Allan ...
Boy In Soda Fountain
Dan McIlravey ...
Little Boy On Bus
Frank Perry ...
Mr. Gribley
Peggi Loder ...
Mrs. Gribley
Tom Harvey ...
Deer Poacher
Larry Reynolds ...
Deer Poacher
Patrick Peuvion ...
Ranger
Gina Dick ...
Mary Gribley
Karen Pearson ...
Prudence Gribley

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

Sam, a brilliant child, leaves home for the mountains after being told that the family summer trip has been canceled, thus preventing him from doing the algae experiments he had planned for that summer. The film chronicles his struggle for independence, and with the forces of natures. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A boy who dreams of leaving civilization.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Jahr als Robinson  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry David Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. See more »

Goofs

After being so long in the wilderness Sam Gribley's hair should have grown a lot longer. See more »

Quotes

Bando: You know, you've done some amazing things here, Sam. Hollowed out a whole little world for yourself. I bet there's not another boy in the whole civilized world who's done anything like it.
Sam: Yeah, but that's not why I came.
Miss Turner: Why did you come, Sam?
Sam: Well, I came because I thought the only way to know nature was to live with it. Like Thoreau. You know? And I came because of my experiments. I learned all about algae under the conditions of nature. And I learned about survival. And... I learned about ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Elephant Walk
(uncredited)
from Hatari! (1962)
Music by Henry Mancini
Arranged by Jerry Bilik
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A beautiful memory
7 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have had this film etched upon my memory ever since I saw it around 35 years ago as a 7/ 8 year old in cinema in North London. I have never seen it since, but I remember, rather like the solitude of the boy in the film, being left at the cinema by my mother and then picked up outside long after the film had finished - this was a different era after all, kids were given much more freedom to roam then. So being apart from my family helped me get into the character of the boy completely and I guess I just zoned out of myself onto the boy on the screen. It all seems like some beautiful dream of a long gone and innocent world that sort of tapped into the hippie consciousness of the time. I would love to get a copy of this somewhere so my own children can see it.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?