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Heidi (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  17 November 1968 (USA)
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A lovely little girl lives with her grumpy grandfather in Swiss Alps. One day she is taken and lead to town to work as a servant. Her worried grandpa goes to town to look for her.

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A lovely little girl lives with her grumpy grandfather in Swiss Alps. One day she is taken and lead to town to work as a servant. Her worried grandpa goes to town to look for her.

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Maureen McCormick was originally picked to play the role of Heidi, but through no explanation to her the role went to Edwards instead. See more »

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A Place of My Own
Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Music by John Williams
Sung by Carri Chase
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Not quite Johanna Spyri's novel
31 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Heidi was one of my favorite books as a child, and I have been disappointed in all the filmed versions.

This one annoyed me in particular because it changed a key part of the plot. In the book, Heidi is miserable in Frankfurt not only because she misses Switzerland but because Fräulein Rottenmeier is so mean to her. One gets the impression from the book that this character is a bitter, uptight older woman who takes out her frustrations on the energetic and non-conforming Swiss child.

So who plays Fräulein Rottenmeier in this version? Jean Simmons, who was still in her thirties and quite glamorous looking. She was so not only portrayed as being really sweet and understanding, but also as being in love with Klara's widowed father.

In other respects, the TV movie follows the book quite faithfully and was well acted, especially by the girl who played Klara, so the addition of a love interest seems quite unnecessary.


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