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Heidi (1952)

G | | Drama, Family | 3 March 1954 (USA)
An adaptation of the famous childhood classic about a little girl taken away from her beloved grandfather, which benefits from filming in the actual picturesque Switzerland locations.

Director:

Luigi Comencini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elsbeth Sigmund ... Heidi
Heinrich Gretler Heinrich Gretler ... Alp-Öhi / Alp-Ochi, Heidi's Grandfather
Thomas Klameth Thomas Klameth ... Geissenpeter / Peter the Goatherd
Elsie Attenhofer Elsie Attenhofer ... Tante Dete / Heidi's Aunt Dete
Margrit Rainer Margrit Rainer ... Peters Mutter / Peter's Mother
Fred Tanner Fred Tanner ... Pfarrer / Parson
Isa Günther Isa Günther ... Klara Sesemann / Clara, Ludwig's Daughter
Willy Birgel ... Herr Sesemann / Ludwig Sesemann
Traute Carlsen Traute Carlsen ... Klaras Grossmutter / Clara's Grandmother Sesemann
Anita Mey Anita Mey ... Frl. Rottenmeyer / Miss Rottenmeyer, Clara's Governess
Carl Wery Carl Wery ... Dr. Classen
Theo Lingen ... Sebastian the Sesemann's Servant
Walburga Gmür Walburga Gmür ... Bäckersfrau / Brigitte, Baker's Wife
Max Haufler Max Haufler ... Bäcker / Baker
Herr Cajörl Herr Cajörl ... Lehrer
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An adaptation of the famous childhood classic about a little girl taken away from her beloved grandfather, which benefits from filming in the actual picturesque Switzerland locations.

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Based on Johanna Spyri's Immortal Tale That Has Thrilled Children for Generations See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German | Swiss German

Release Date:

3 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heidi See more »

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Budget:

CHF521,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Praesens-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the French-dubbed version, the actress lending her voice to Elsbeth Sigmund (Heidi) was none other than Françoise Dorléac, sister of Catherine Deneuve. See more »

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Version of Heidi (2005) See more »

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Excellent, better than Any other version I've seen hands down.
25 February 2016 | by justezSee all my reviews

This is an all-time favorite movie for our family, my girls and I watched it many time as they were growing. When I first watched the movie I had no idea this was the original, what a beautiful and pleasant surprise my girls, mom, and I loved it, in fact my youngest daughter looks a lot like Elizabeth Sigmund which made me love the film even more. I'm very fortunate to have found this VHS film at the Goodwill store: it will be treasured. The Swiss Alps are just majestic and beautiful, and even though the film is in black and white the beauty of the Alps is undeniable. the story is a classic filled with love,passion,drama,and humor. The cast is just excellent, for me this film lack nothing. The Hollywood versions of this classic are well made movies,and are the ones I grow up with, however, this Heidy by Mr. Luigi Comencini tops them all.


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