6.7/10
783
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 »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Family | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts
Family | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 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
Family | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough
Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence
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

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 (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, and is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay called Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. See more »

Goofs

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

 
Read the book then see the movie
26 February 2005 | by (Saco, Maine) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out. It's about Sam. A boy who runs away from home when he finds out that his family's summer trip has been cancelled. So he heads for the Catskill Mountains. It's there that he learns how to survive with the help of several wild animals including a ferret and a Peregrine falcon. During his year in the wilderness, he learns about himself. He learns that he can't run away from his problems and the only way to handle them is to face them. I read the book when I was ten. It was published the year I was born. It was close to, if not faithful to, Jean Craighead George's book, because she worked on the script. Unlike today's movies, where the author sells the rights, and is cut out of the loop by the studios. Things were different back in 1969. What do I have to say to anyone who wants to see this movie? Read the book. Then see the movie.


17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?