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Heidi (1937)

 -  Family | Drama  -  15 October 1937 (USA)
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

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Storyline

Eight-year-old Heidi is orphaned and her selfish maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with Adolph Kramer, her grumpy, old, outcast, survivalist paternal grandfather. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her angelic ways, sheer love, and adorable personality. When Aunt Dete steals Heidi away to be the companion of a rich man's invalid daughter, the grandfather is enraged and sets out to get her back. Back in Frankfurt, loved and adored by everyone she touches except the villainous housekeeper, Fraulein Rottenmeier, she thrives but is inwardly very sad and lonely. No matter what anyone tells her, Heidi, with faith, hope, and the stubbornness she inherited from her grandfather, knows that some day she will be reunited with the him and the beloved people of the mountain's little village. Written by Terry Ann Smulen

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Shirley's A Little Swiss Miss In The Loveliest Story of Her Career !

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Family | Drama

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15 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heidi la sauvageonne  »

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Trivia

Because Christian Rub is credited in the opening credits, but NOT in the end credits, the opening credits are listed first and Sig Ruman (the only cast member listed only in the end credits) is listed last. See more »

Goofs

Dete brings Heidi to the Sesemann house in the evening, and she leaves almost immediately. However, the next day, Fräulein Rottenmeier says that Dete did not leave until earlier that morning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dete: [discovering Heidi undressing in the street] Heidi! Put those on!
Heidi: Oh, not everything. I'm so hot!
Dete: Well, keep on your Sunday dress, and your coat. Hurry up.
Heidi: Oh, all right.
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Connections

Referenced in Frasier: Daphne Returns (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung by Shirley Temple and all in the household
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One of Shirley's best
20 March 2000 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all times. Love of family, love of friends, interesting locations and people all make this a great family movie. And to boot, it's one of Shirley's best, which puts it at the top. Put your sophistication and thinking hat away, and sit back and enjoy the emotions this film evokes.


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