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My Side of the Mountain (1969)

As young Sam Gribley runs away he learns about nature.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Gribley (as Teddy Eccles)
... Bando
Tudi Wiggins ... Miss Turner
... Hunter
... 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
... Deer Poacher
Patrick Peuvion ... Ranger
Gina Dick ... Mary Gribley
Karen Pearson ... Prudence Gribley


As young Sam Gribley runs away he learns about nature.

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A boy who dreams of leaving civilization.


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Release Date:

25 June 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Jahr als Robinson  »

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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 »


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


Sam: The deer have pressed in all around me. They're hungry. They come into the hemlock grove to hide and sleep for the day. They manage the snow so well on their slender hooves. If I was to know that a million years from today, my children's children were to live as I am living in these mountains, I would marry me a wife with slender feet and begin immediately to breed a race with hooves. So that the mountain children of the future might run through the snows and meadows and mountains and marshes ...
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Baby Elephant Walk
from Hatari! (1962)
Music by Henry Mancini
Arranged by Jerry Bilik
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Boy runs away from home to study nature
26 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful and insightful film. After being told by his father, that the trip to the Mountains in Montana is being cancelled-he decides to run away from home and go to the mountains by himself.

This film would be boring except for one thing- this film is narrated by the boy, Sam (Ted Eccles). throughout the entire film, we get to listen into his thoughts or what he is writing in his journal. Ted Eccles does a GREAT job narrating this film.

The nature scenes are wonderful. After seeing this film, I have a greater appreciation for nature. Sam's ability to interact with other animals (Including his pet raccoon) is remarkable.

I recommend this film for everyone. It will make you think, it will awe-inspire you. You will also learn a new recipe for pancakes and syrup. This film is not to be missed!

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