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Heidi (1968)

Swiss orphan Heidi's (Jennifer Edwards') Aunt Dete (Miriam Spoerri) leaves her in her grumpy grandfather's (Sir Michael Redgrave's) care up in the Alps, where she also meets young goatherd Peter (John Moulder-Brown).

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (teleplay) (as Earl Hamner), Johanna Spyri (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Edwards ... Heidi
Michael Redgrave ... Grandfather
Maximilian Schell ... Richard Sessemann
Jean Simmons ... Frl. Rottenmeier
Walter Slezak ... Father Richter
Peter van Eyck ... Dr. Bernd Reboux
Zuleika Robson Zuleika Robson ... Klara
John Moulder-Brown ... Peter (as John M. Brown)
Karl Lieffen Karl Lieffen ... Sebastian
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ... Grandmother (as Elisabeth Neumann)
Miriam Spoerri Miriam Spoerri ... Aunt Dete
John Crawley John Crawley ... The Boy
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Storyline

Young orphan Heidi (Jennifer Edwards) is left to live with her estranged grandfather (Sir Michael Redgrave), who lives like a hermit in the Swiss Alps. While he is cold and distant at first, he grows to love and cherish her, until he's faced with choosing her well-being over his own heart. Written by Scott Jarreau

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A Classic Children's Tale.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heidi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Heidi torna tra i monti (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

A Place of My Own
Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Music by John Williams
Sung by Carri Chase
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Good job of dramatizing Heidi.
25 April 2006 | by leachleSee all my reviews

This is a good dramatization of Johanna Spyri's "Heidi." It stays closer to the original plot line than some others (i.e.--Shirley Temple's). All of the actors and actresses (young and old) do a very good job with the material. Of course, one must expect a certain amount of one-sidedness of characters such as Grandfather. His character is too deep to explore in such a short movie, but his characterization is certainly adequate. This is doubtlessly a movie for kids. If you're looking for something deeper, go elsewhere. It is fun: the kids enjoyed it, and mom did too. (Maximilian Schell is VERY handsome as Herr Sessemann). I borrowed this movie but will definitely buy a copy for our family.


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