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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 »
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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's sweetest 'dramatic' performance 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
Muriel Kearney
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)
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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88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia:
As she had worried about Jane Withers in Bright Eyes (1934) three years before, Shirley Temple's mother, Gertrude Temple, worried that Marcia Mae Jones would steal the spotlight from her daughter in this movie. However, Shirley and Marcia Mae worked well with each other and appeared together again in The Little Princess (1939).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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Soundtrack:
The First NoelSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Shirley's sweetest 'dramatic' performance, 24 December 2006
Author: jootes-garland from Brazil

Yes, another very good Shirley Temple movie. I must say I love all Shirley movies, I don't have a "favorite" one(except for the very first movie of hers I saw, which is very close to my heart), but Heidi is a great movie and I think everybody must see it.

Heidi's an orphaned girl who lived with her aunt for six years. Then the aunt got a job and she had to live with her grandfather, a very unsociable man, who have a terrible humor and hates everyone. He lives in the mountains. Later, the aunt comes back to take Heidi to the big city to be the playmate of a girl that can't walk.

I think this is one of the greatest(if it's not the best)Shirley's acting performances. In that movie she shows that she's not just a cute little girl that can tap dance and smile! She shows she's a good actress. A very good actress. I just think that only one sing-and-dance number's not enough for a Shirley Temple movie -- but the only sing-and-dance number in that film is great("In our little Wooden shoes").

That story was adored by me when I was a kid. I saw an animated version, the 1970's movie version and I read the book. When I became a Shirley Temple fan and noticed that she'd played Heidi, I said "WOW! Shirley played Heidi!" and after I saw that movie I absolutely 'fell in love' with Shirley.There are some parts of the film that make me cry, like the Christmas scene and the ending scene(apart from Shirley's cute smile of course!).

Anyway, a very good movie. Enjoyable, happy, and with the great Child-Star Shirley Temple starring in it. Anyone who wants to watch this film with the kids but think they won't like because it's black-and-white, just try. I'm sure they'll get into the story and that they'll love it!

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