Heidi (Colourised) DVD


Shirley Temple, in a role that seems custom-made for her, portrays the spirited young heroine of the popular children's novel, giving her rich emotional depth and infinite charm. When her Aunt tires of caring for her, orphan Heidi is taken into the Swiss mountains to live with her gruff Grandfather (Jean Hersholt), a hermit who comes to adore her. But the Aunt returns to steal Heidi away, selling her to a family whose invalid daughter (Marcia Mae Jones) needs a companion. Bullied by an evil governess (Mary Nash), Heidi still charms the entire household and never stops... trying to return to her beloved Grandfather. [show more]

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24 September 2012
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 
84 minutes 
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Although the rough-and-ready Allan Dwan was at first underwhelmed about the idea of working with the 1930s child star his collaboration with Temple turned out to be a pleasure for both She stars as the title character in this adaptation of the children&39;s classic Set in the Swiss Alps during the 19th Century the film opens with Heidi&39;s Aunt Dete (Mady Christians) taking her to live with the girl&39;s grandfather Adolph Kramer (Jean Hersholt) a rather ill-tempered hermit Although the old man at first refuses to speak to the girl he soon grows to love her When Pastor Schultz (Thomas Beck) tries to persuade Kramer to bring the girl to church he angrily refuses at first but finally relents and the two are accepted into the local community Heidi&39;s aunt suddenly returns kidnapping the girl and taking her to the home of her wealthy employer Herr Sesemann (Sidney Blackmer) in Franfurt He needs a child to spend time with Klara (Marcia Mae Jones) his invalid daughter since he&39;s often away on business Heidi soon tries to escape while her grandfather has already begun the 100-mile journey to Franfurt to find her This amiable version of the classic features a top-drawer cast of character actors and Dwan keeps thing moving along briskly

Swiss orphan Heidi is sent to live in the mountains with her grandfather. Shirley Temple plays the title role in this screen adaptation of Johanna Spyri's classic tale.

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