Orphan Swiss girl Heidi cannot be cared for by her aunt Dete anymore and she is left in her grumpy grandfather's care up in the Alps where Heidi also meets young goat herder Peter.

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A young orphan is left to live with her estranged Grandfather, who lives like a hermit in the Swiss Alps. While he is cold and distant at first, he grows to love and cherish her; only to be faced with choosing her well-being over his own heart. Written by Scott Jarreau

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A Classic Children's Tale.

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In a 2012 interview on NPR, Jennifer Edwards said that the incident was still so infamous into the 1970s that after she was an adult, she was approached to guest-star on an episode of "The Love Boat" in which she would have appeared as a fictional version of herself falling in love with Joe Namath, who was the Jets' quarterback during the interrupted football game. The episode never occurred. See more »

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Featured in 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) 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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Great Family film/Good acting and the stars make it Great
2 April 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very good version of the familiar story of Heidi.Children will like it and so will parents.This version has Maximilian Shell as Heidi's uncle (father of the crippled girl Clara).Lovely Jean Simmons is Clara's governess who is (unknown to him) in love with Heidi's uncle.

The romance is sweet and so is the rest.The whole cast does a good job and it is VERY well done...scenery is beautiful.Jean Simmons is the great jewel here but it's all a fine version of Heidi.


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