1983 Film: Yentl is the story of a young Eastern European woman, who, very early in our century (pre-WWI), disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah. Yentl (Streisand) has no trouble passing for a boy as she pursues her studies, but when she falls in love with a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) she cannot, of course, express her feelings.
Spencer's Mountain - (1963) Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur, Veronica Cartwright, Victor French. Based on a novel by Earl Hamner, Jr. the novel and film became the basis for the popular television series The Waltons, which followed in 1972. Differing from both,The Waltons watered down many of the adult themes, including alcoholism and infidelity. The film was set in Wyoming rather than the Virginia Appalachians.