My Side of the Mountain (1969)

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Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to leave the city (set in Toronto) to spend a sabbatical in the Canadian woods and see if he can make it as a self-sufficient spirit after his parents promise a summer trip that doesn't pan out.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 80% / Audience 57%

Rated G,  1 hr 40 mins

Action • Adventure • Drama • Family
James B. Clark
Ted Eccles  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Tudi Wiggins  •  Paul Hébert

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