MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,758 this week

My Side of the Mountain (1969)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  25 June 1969 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 623 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 3 critic

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... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 111 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2568 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 06 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Side of the Mountain (1969)

My Side of the Mountain (1969) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Side of the Mountain.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Susan Damante, Robert Logan, Hollye Holmes
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America's favorite family stands ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zuniga
Stars: Susan Damante, Robert Logan, Heather Rattray
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog.

Director: James B. Clark
Stars: Celia Milius, Larry Domasin, Ann Daniel
Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The family who went "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by possible federal opposition to their mining claims on the land they moved to.

Director: Jack Couffer
Stars: Susan Damante, Robert Logan, Heather Rattray
Seven Alone (1974)
Adventure | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A frontier family crosses the U.S. by wagon train, hoping for a better life in the Oregon Territory.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Dewey Martin, Aldo Ray, Anne Collings
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging
Adventure | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".

Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Don Shanks, Marjorie Harper
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Challenge To Be Free captures the excitement of a marathon manhunt through 1,000 miles of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Alaskan Wilderness.

Directors: Tay Garnett, Ford Beebe Jr.
Stars: Mike Mazurki, Vic Christy, Fritz Ford
Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Heather Rattray, Mark Edward Hall, Robert Logan
Adventure | Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest.

Stars: Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks
Misty (1961)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague. island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, ... See full summary »

Director: James B. Clark
Stars: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith
Savage Sam (1963)
Western | Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Eccles ...
Sam Gribley (as Teddy Eccles)
...
Bando
Tudi Wiggins ...
Miss Turner
Paul Hébert ...
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
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

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

The winter scenes where they show the lake frozen, were not shot in the winter. They had to construct a winter scene by sinking cinder blocks into the pond and then covering it with plywood, before adding the "snow" topping. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Hey you guys, how 'bout some algae soup?
[a raccoon eats the soup]
Sam: Well, at least *somebody* likes it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Free Willy (2010) 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

 
Not so bad
20 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when i was a kid and thought it was wonderful. i must have been about 12 or 14. It made me want to eat algae pancakes. I think it had a good lesson, and remember it made me appreciate the mountains. maybe the acting isn't all that great, but it is a Good kid movie. i don't remember why the title was my side of the mountain but i have thought about it over the years and i am 42 now so it must have had an impact on me to last this long. with all the bad movies they make for kids these days i don't think you can go wrong with this one. if you go into it with low expectations you may find that is was much better than you thought it would be.


19 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
My grandparents were extras fayremead
I am thoroughly puzzled ender342
Similar Wilderness Books waldenpond88
Discuss My Side of the Mountain (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?