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My Side of the Mountain (1969)

As young Sam Gribley runs away he learns about nature.

Director:

James B. Clark

Writers:

Joanna Crawford, Jean George (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Taglines:

A boy who dreams of leaving civilization.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Jahr als Robinson See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

When Sam is taking Gus's out of his box for the first time he should not have left the box in the wilderness. A naturalist would be concerned about trash being left behind and taken the box with him, empty. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Hey you guys, how 'bout some algae soup?
[a raccoon eats the soup]
Sam: Well, at least *somebody* likes it.
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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
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A place closer to home
5 March 2002 | by dlhuntSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as a child with my family, my mother being the most enthusiastic as it was filmed in Sutton QC, where she grew up. Back then, I thought the idea of going into the mountains and living in one's own treehouse was a fabulous idea!

The familiar scenery of the Green Mountains of southern Québec was breathtaking on the big screen. My mother pointed out the scene where Teddy Eccles' character, Sam, goes to the library in Knowlton, a library she had been to many times.

I understand Eccles attended and signed the guestbook of Olivet Baptist Church in Sutton, the church where my mother grew up.

Certainly, every kid has a dream of some adventure independent of parents and this movie helped me live mine a little.


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