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Heidi (1937) was a Family - Drama Film directed by Allan Dwan and produced by Raymond Griffith and Darryl F. Zanuck.

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A Heidi Double Feature - A Great Story!

By Clayton on May 4, 2014 From Phantom Empires

A Heidi Double Feature - A Great Story! 5/4/2014 0 Comments From the outset, I'll state for the record that I'm aware that it's not cool to like movies like Heidi...especially if you're a straight... Read full article


A Heidi Double Feature - A Great Story!

By Clayton on May 4, 2014 From Phantom Empires

A Heidi Double Feature - A Great Story! 5/4/2014 0 Comments From the outset, I'll state for the record that I'm aware that it's not cool to like movies like Heidi...especially if you're a straight male. That said, I d... Read full article


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[Heidi is undressing in the street]
Dete: Heidi! Put those on!
Heidi: Oh, but I'm so hot!
Dete: Well, keep your Sunday dress on, and your coat.
Heidi: Oh, all right.


Fräulein Rottenmeier: [reading] "The quality of a young lady's breeding is indicated by her deportment when elders are present. At such time, her manners should be sedate."
Klara Sesemann: It's time for them to be here, Fräulein!
Fräulein Rottenmeier: Remember, Klara, no excitement. You're still an invalid. "The habit of interruption should always be frowned upon. The well-bred young lady always waits until her elders are silent."
Klara Sesemann: I wonder what she'll be like.
Fräulein Rottenmeier: Your father expects a healthy, unspoiled mountain child of your age to share your studies. Personally, I think the whole plan is a mistake.
Klara Sesemann: Papa thought it might be good for me to have a playmate.
Fräulein Rottenmeier: But you have me. Don't I give you my entire time and devotion?
Klara Sesemann: Yes, and it's very kind of you, but I don't have much fun.


Pastor Schultz: I do not know this Adolph Kramer, but the village thinks that the child should be taken away from him.
Blind Anna: You've just come to Dörfli, Herr Pastor, or you'd understand why.
Pastor Schultz: They say you have known Kramer for 50 years. What sort of a man is he?
Blind Anna: Who knows? He was a grand young man, except for his wild temper. And his son grew up just like him. Tobias wanted to marry a girl from Mayenfeld. Adolph disliked her and forbade it, but the boy married her just the same and brought her home. Adolph turned them away in a rage and told Tobias never to come back until he'd given up the girl.
Pastor Schultz: But why should the village hate him and fear him so?
Blind Anna: Feuds and weeds grow quickly, Herr Pastor. The people of the village sided with the boy and the father cursed them and went and built himself a hut on the mountain. Since that day, he's never spoken to a living soul.
Pastor Schultz: Frau Anna, is the child safe with him?
Blind Anna: God knows. Living alone like that has made him a strange creature.


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Facts about

Delmar Watson was not allowed to study his lines in advance. Because director Allan Dwan wanted Peter to seem slow, Watson was not given his lines until the day before they were filmed.
Having acted with him four years before in To the Last Man, Shirley Temple chose Delmar Watson to play Peter in this movie.
A scene in which Heidi teaches Peter to read was cut from the final film.
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