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Heidi and Peter (1955)

Heidi und Peter (original title)
Heidi lives with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps in the summer, and she and Peter play and tend the goats. In the winter, she stays with Peter's mother, and they attend school. One day a ... See full summary »

Director:

Franz Schnyder

Writers:

Johanna Spyri (novel), Richard Schweizer (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Heinrich Gretler Heinrich Gretler ... Alp-Öhi
Elsbeth Sigmund ... Heidi
Thomas Klameth Thomas Klameth ... Geissenpeter
Emil Hegetschweiler Emil Hegetschweiler ... Lehrer / Teacher
Willy Birgel ... Herr Sesemann / Mr. Sesemann
Traute Carlsen Traute Carlsen ... Klaras Grossmutter / Klara's grandmother
Anita Mey Anita Mey ... Frl. Rottenmeyer
Theo Lingen ... Sebastian
Isa Günther Isa Günther ... Klara Sesemann
Carl Wery Carl Wery ... Dr. Classen
Margrit Rainer Margrit Rainer ... Peters Mutter / Peter's mother
Fred Tanner Fred Tanner ... The Parson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Haufler Max Haufler ... Bäcker
Peter W. Loosli Peter W. Loosli ... 2.Geometer
Schaggi Streuli Schaggi Streuli ... 1.Geometer
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Storyline

Heidi lives with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps in the summer, and she and Peter play and tend the goats. In the winter, she stays with Peter's mother, and they attend school. One day a letter arrives from Heidi's friend, Klara Sesemann, an ill youngster who spends most of her time in a wheelchair, stating she is coming for a visit. The teacher, who has been having trouble with making Peter study, and Heidi's grandfather decides to pose as Santa Claus and scare him into studying. It is successful and with Heidi's help, Peter learns how to read. With the arrival of summer, Klara appears along with her grandmother, and her prim governess Rottenmeyer. Heidi's grandfather suggests she stay with Heidi, while the governess stays in the village to visit and keep an eye on Klara. Peter is resentful and destroys Klara's wheelchair. Heidi's grandfather is secretly pleased, as he feels that Klara doesn't really need the wheelchair. Calamity strikes in the form of a storm which causes the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Heidi is Back! Colorful New Thrills! New Magic! New Joy! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

12 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heidi and Peter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Praesens-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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nice
21 June 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a nice film.inspired by a classic novel for children. seductive for the innocence and lovely humor and acting. a film who has not ambition to impress but to tell a well known story for large public. adventure, drama, children, small episodes from a special age, challenges and strong values. around so many adaptations, this film has the virtue to have its voice. a voice who is not different, in large aspects, by the movies with same theme after WW but who has the science to redefine the small things in the best manner. a film about love and friendship, nature and family. and that is the important detail who transforms the film in beautiful trip in Alpes, in the inside of a Helvish cottage, near children who seems be perfect choices for theirs roles. so, a real nice film.


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