My Side of the Mountain

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  • G
  • 1969
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.6  (1,150)

My Side of the Mountain is a film adaptation of the popular children's novel by Jean Craighead George that was released in 1969. It stars Ted Eccles as Sam Gribley, a teenage boy who runs away from his home in New York City to live in the wilderness of the Catskill Mountains. The film begins with Sam's decision to leave his crowded, noisy city life and venture into the wilderness to discover a simpler, more meaningful existence. Armed with only a few camping supplies and an old book on how to survive in the wilderness, Sam sets off into the mountains.

He soon finds a remote spot deep in the woods where he builds himself a shelter using natural materials he finds, such as branches and leaves. He also begins to learn the skills he needs to survive, such as making fire, finding food, and making tools from stone and wood.

Throughout his journey, Sam encounters a number of memorable characters, including an old hermit named Bando (Theodore Bikel) who teaches him how to hunt and fish, and a local girl named Betsy (Tudi Wiggins) who serves as Sam's connection to the outside world.

As the film progresses, Sam faces a number of challenges, including harsh weather, dangerous animals, and his own doubts and fears. But through it all, he learns to love and respect the natural world, and discovers that he is capable of much more than he ever imagined.

The film is a beautiful and inspiring tale of self-discovery and adventure, full of stunning shots of the wilderness and a memorable score by composer Fred Karlin. The performances are also noteworthy, with Ted Eccles giving a convincing and nuanced portrayal of Sam, and Theodore Bikel bringing a quiet wisdom to his role as Bando.

Overall, My Side of the Mountain is a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences young and old. It is a story about the transformative power of nature and the human spirit, and reminds us of the importance of slowing down and appreciating the beauty in our world.

My Side of the Mountain is a 1969 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

My Side of the Mountain
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    1 hr 40 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (1,150)