Eight-year-old Heidi is orphaned and her selfish maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with Adolph Kramer, her grumpy, old, outcast, survivalist paternal grandfather. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her angelic ways, sheer love, and adorable personality. When Aunt Dete steals Heidi away to be the companion of a rich man's invalid daughter, the grandfather is enraged and sets out to get her back. Back in Frankfurt, loved and adored by everyone she touches except the villainous housekeeper, Fraulein Rottenmeier, she thrives but is inwardly very sad and lonely. No matter what anyone tells her, Heidi, with faith, hope, and the stubbornness she inherited from her grandfather, knows that some day she will be reunited with the him and the beloved people of the mountain's little village.Written by
Terry Ann Smulen
Marcia Mae Jones was four years older and eighteen inches taller than Shirley Temple when this movie was filmed. Jones later recalled of the scene in which Temple helps her crippled character to walk that if she had really leaned on Temple, she "would have crushed her." See more »
The butler tells Heidi that she is being served 'false hare', a type of German meatloaf. But the meat on the serving platter is clearly a joint of roast beef. See more »
[discovering Heidi undressing in the street]
Heidi! Put those on!
Oh, not everything. I'm so hot!
Well, keep on your Sunday dress, and your coat. Hurry up.
Oh, all right.
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Credits are printed into a Heidi storybook. Pages are turned by a hand. See more »
Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »
These are one of the best movies I like for the rest of my life since I was little. In that movie, Heidi (who was played by Shirley Temple) lived with her grandfather then has been kidnapped by her nasty Aunt Dete then been threatened by that stupid Frauline Rottenmeier. It has really great scenes that takes place in the Alps of Germany and then Frankfurt. Since when I saw that movie, I thought it wouldn't be interesting but, now it is. By the way, the video of the movie is now in a colorized version.
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