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Heidi -- Clip: Grandfather's house

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Director:
Writers:
Johanna Spyri (by)
Walter Ferris (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
15 October 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Shirley's A Little Swiss Miss In The Loveliest Story of Her Career !
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(32 articles)
Producers Lab Toronto reveals line-up
 (From ScreenDaily. 20 August 2014, 7:34 AM, PDT)

Shirley Temple in The Blue Bird – A Look Back at 1940
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 23 February 2014, 5:53 PM, PST)

Buzzmakers: Shirley Temple Dies, Duggar Sex Tips
 (From Entertainment Tonight. 15 February 2014, 7:30 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Shirley Temple moves everyone to tears. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shirley Temple ... Heidi

Jean Hersholt ... Adolph Kramer
Arthur Treacher ... Andrews
Helen Westley ... Blind Anna
Thomas Beck ... Pastor Schultz

Mary Nash ... Fraulein Rottenmeier

Sidney Blackmer ... Sesemann
Pauline Moore ... Elsa

Mady Christians ... Dete
Marcia Mae Jones ... Klara Sesemann
Delmar Watson ... Peter
Egon Brecher ... Inn Keeper
Christian Rub ... Baker
George Humbert ... Organ Grinder
Sig Ruman ... Police Captain (as Sig Rumann)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Arnold
Jack Egger
Gene Reynolds
Chuck Stubbs
Kenneth Wilson
Dolores Crumrine ... (uncredited)
June Renee Gertler ... (uncredited)
Ralph Gilliam ... Dancer (uncredited)
Betty Goble ... (uncredited)
Frances Hughes ... Dancer (uncredited)
Elsa Janssen ... Third Village Woman (uncredited)
Muriel Kearney ... (uncredited)
Ada Lynn ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Greta Meyer ... Second Village Woman (uncredited)

Frank Reicher ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Bodil Rosing ... First Village Woman (uncredited)
Jimmy Sommerville ... (uncredited)
Schuyler Standish ... (uncredited)
Patty Jo Tracy ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Dwan 
 
Writing credits
Johanna Spyri (by)

Walter Ferris (screen play) and
Julien Josephson (screen play)

Produced by
Raymond Griffith .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
Ernst Toch (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (photography) (as Arthur Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling (costumes)
 
Production Management
Darryl F. Zanuck .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fox .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
George Leverett .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Silvers .... musical director
Charles Maxwell .... music arranger: partial score (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Louis Silvers .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sammy Lee .... dances staged by (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
A scene in which Heidi teaches Peter to read was cut from the final film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Heidi starts undressing in the street, her pile of clothes disappears between shots.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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Soundtrack:
Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)See more »

FAQ

How old is Heidi in this movie?
Is this movie the first "Heidi" film to be released?
Was "Heidi" actually filmed in the Swiss Alps?
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Shirley Temple moves everyone to tears., 2 July 2001
Author: Angie Maniaci from Batavia, New York, USA

It is so hard to pick a favorite Shirley Temple flick. All of hers are great. However, the most moving ones to me are "The Little Princess," and this one: "Heidi." Little Miss Everything is usually known for making everyone happy. She is still a charming little girl. Heidi and her aunt go on a trek together. Even though most think that her grandfather is cruel, Heidi knows what's true. It is so perfect for Christmas. The family can gather in the living room to watch, whenever it's on or someone like me watches it on video. I enjoy these heartwarmers. "Heidi" is definitely one of them.

As for the movie itself, Heidi teaches you to believe in everything. She helps Klara with that. That is a valuable lesson.

A funny part of this film is that Heidi receives a music box with her grandfather's house inside it. She has fond memories of him.

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