My Side of the Mountain
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Thirteen-year old Teddy Eccles is a devotee of Thoreau, as most everybody else was in 1969. Eccles decides to spend a one-year sabbatical in the Canadian woods. His immediate companion is his pet raccoon; his spiritual companion is idealistic librarian Chris Wiggins, who supplies Eccles with books on survival. Reality intrudes when another of Eccles' kindred spirits, a falcon, is killed by insensitive hunters. But the boy survives this disillusionment with the help of Wiggins and wandering-troubadour Theodore Bikel. My Side of the Mountain is a refreshingly non-condescending adaptation of… More

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"A slender, honest study of a boy learning to be a man his own way."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Good family viewing that will delight kids and interest grown-ups as well."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The homage to nature pic appeals to youngsters and boy adventurers, but left me yearning for a safer story for a 13-year-old boy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An absolutely dreadful film that will appeal only to grown-ups who saw it when it was new."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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