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Heidi (1937)

G  |   |  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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Arthur Treacher ...
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Thomas Beck ...
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Pauline Moore ...
Elsa
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Marcia Mae Jones ...
Delmar Watson ...
Egon Brecher ...
Inn Keeper
Christian Rub ...
Baker
George Humbert ...
Organ Grinder
Sig Ruman ...
Police Captain (as Sig Rumann)
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Having acted with him four years before in To the Last Man (1933), Shirley Temple chose Delmar Watson to play Peter in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Heidi removes the ribbon from her Christmas present twice, once in a closeup, then again when the shot changes. 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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Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played by the organ grinder
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My love of movies began with this one....
21 January 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As my grandmother will tell you, when I was little I loved this movie. It basically started my love of movies, especially old ones. It also was why I idolized Shirley Temple when I was little.

What's not to love about this movie? Although it is slightly cheesy, it's an incredibly sweet movie that, today, never fails to make me cry! It also has its funny points. I always loved the part where Heidi and Klara steal the organ grinder's monkey. The choas it causes in the house is incredible!


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