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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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 in the Mountains (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

A Place of My Own
Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Music by John Williams
Sung by Carri Chase
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Heidi Bowl
20 November 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A very nice production of the classic Swiss tale is sadly only remembered for an infamous gaffe that NBC made in not delaying the broadcast until the final quarter of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game was finished. I still remember from my youth the newspaper headlines and this game being referred to as Heidi Bowl. Today there is no network who would break from a sporting event the way NBC did.

This was a British production with Jennifer Edwards in the starring role of the little orphan Swiss girl come to live with her grandfather played here properly stern by Michael Redgrave. He can barely support himself so he sends her off to the home of Maximilian Schell whose daughter Zuleika Robson is paralyzed to be a companion. Schell's a busy guy and the doctor Peter Van Eyck thinks that the paralysis might be a psychological reaction from a lonely child.

Apparently the English countryside stood in for the Swiss Alps. It served the producers well because I really did think it was the Alps. The cast is uniformly fine and the presence of Walter Slezak as the village priest, Jean Simmons as Robson's governess and John Moulder- Brown as the village kid whom Heidi bonds with also must be noted.

Parents of today this is a classic you can share with your kids and they can see it for its own merits not it's unfortunate and unasked for history.


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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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Mono

Color:

Color

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4:3
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