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Heidi -- When little Heidi is stolen by her cruel aunt (who sells her) her grouchy grandfather searches for her. Meanwhile she brings happiness to the invalid daughter of a wealthy man.
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 »
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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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(33 articles)
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User Reviews:
One Of Shirley's Most Touching Films 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
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Church Member (uncredited)
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)
Dorothy Vernon ... Church Member (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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Color:
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia:
The scene in which Heidi is suddenly squirted in the face while milking a goat was planned without Shirley Temple's knowledge. A tube of milk was attached to the goat udder where Temple couldn't see it, and when she was squirted, her surprised reaction was genuine.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Heidi's grandfather uses a wooden bench to smash through the iron bars of his jail cell to escape.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 »

FAQ

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Is this movie the first "Heidi" film to be released?
Why was Klara in a wheelchair?
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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
One Of Shirley's Most Touching Films, 28 October 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Some people have said this is Shirley Temple's best film. It's not my favorite but I admit it is very, very good....and it has some of the most touching, wonderful moments of any of her films. In fact, there were several times in the first part of this film that produced tears in my eyes. Of course, I am an old sentimentalist. Nonetheless, this is wonderful stuff.

The only reason I don't rank this among my favorite Temple films is the mean old lady, "Fraulein Rottenmeier," played by Mary Nash, has too big a role in the second half of the movie making for a number of unpleasant scenes. I had gotten so involved with the story that I couldn't stand to see this mean woman so nasty to "Heidi" (Temple). Also, there was only one song-and-dance number and that's not enough for Shirley Temple movie.

The other characters were fine. Arthur Treacher provides good humor; Jean Hersholt is great as the gruff-then-loving grandfather and Marcia Mae Jones is nice as the young invalid.

This is a true classic story and ends with perhaps the most gorgeous and sweetest smile I've ever seen on Shirley's face.

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