My Side of the Mountain (1969)

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My Side of the Mountain (1969) Poster

As young Sam Gribley runs away he learns about nature.



  • Ted Eccles in My Side of the Mountain (1969)
  • Ted Eccles in My Side of the Mountain (1969)
  • Ted Eccles in My Side of the Mountain (1969)
  • Ted Eccles in My Side of the Mountain (1969)
  • Ted Eccles and Bruno The Bear in My Side of the Mountain (1969)
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19 November 2013 | AaronCapenBanner
| Lover Of Nature.
James B. Clark directed this film, an adaptation of the Jean George novel that stars Ted Eccles as a 13 year-old boy and nature enthusiast who decides to live out in the Canadian wilderness for the winter(he loves the poetry of Henry David Thoreau) He comes equipped with the knowledge, tools, and determination he thinks he'll need to achieve this goal, building shelter out of an old tree stump, which he will become trapped in when a big snowstorm hits. He also befriends a traveling musician named Bando(played by Theodore Bikel). Intelligent and inspiring film about a most unusual yet remarkable young man. True, his parents must have been terribly worried about him(despite his note), but that's a minor quibble in such fine family entertainment, with some sad moments as well(his poor falcon...) Underrated gem deserves to be better known(and I imagine Sam returned to the wilderness when he got older; at least I hope so!)

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