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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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Fräulein Rottenmeier: Such behavior is inexcusable! You shall be punished severely!
Klara Sesemann: Don't you touch her or I'll tell my papa!
Fräulein Rottenmeier: All right, dear, don't excite yourself. I had forgotten that it might upset you. Adelheid, you shall spend the rest of the day in your room.
Heidi: But I can't do that! Aunt Dete is going to take me home!
Fräulein Rottenmeier: Your aunt went away this morning.
Heidi: She went away? But she's coming back?
Fräulein Rottenmeier: No, she's not. I discharged her.
Heidi: But she's got to take me home!
Fräulein Rottenmeier: I'm afraid not. She cares nothing about you. She told me to sell you to the Gypsies.
Klara Sesemann: Oh, Fräulein, don't!
Fräulein Rottenmeier: I doubt whether you shall ever see your Aunt Dete again.


Fräulein Rottenmeier: You will take that impossible child back.
Dete: You'll have to give me more expense money then, and the fifty marks Herr Sesemann promised.
Fräulein Rottenmeier: You dare to speak to me like that? I'll not give you one penny.
Dete: You'd better. I brought just the kind of child Herr Sesemann asked for. Unless you have your own reasons for not wanting her.
Fräulein Rottenmeier: Get out! And take your wretched niece with you!
Dete: All right, but you'll give me the money, or I'll write Herr Sesemann. You think I don't know what your little game is? A rich widow and his sick child. You don't want Klara to get well, not yet, not until you've convinced him that his little darling can't live without you.


Police Captain: You broke out of the Rittenstrasse jail. You took a sled that did not belong to you. You stole that child!
Heidi: He didn't steal me!
Adolph Kramer, The Grandfather: I tell you, she's mine!
Police Captain: Silence!
Police Lieutenant: Herr Captain, we have found the woman.
Police Captain: Good, bring her in. Is this your child?
Fräulein Rottenmeier: Yes, yes, Herr Captain.
Heidi: No, I'm not!
Police Captain: And is this the man who struck you in the street and took her away from you?
Fräulein Rottenmeier: Yes.
Adolph Kramer, The Grandfather: She's lying! I don't know who she is or what she's doing, but Heidi is mine!
Police Captain: That's enough! You will be held for trial!
Adolph Kramer, The Grandfather: You stupid fools! Can't you see what you're doing?
Police Captain: Lock him up!


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Facts about

Having acted with him four years before in To the Last Man, Shirley Temple chose Delmar Watson to play Peter in this movie.
As she had worried about Jane Withers in Bright Eyes three years before, Shirley Temple's mother, Gertrude Temple, worried that Marcia Mae Jones would steal the spotlight from her daughter in this movie. However, Shirley and Marcia Mae worked well with each other and appeared together again in The Little Princess.
For the scene in which Heidi is butted by a goat and falls over, Shirley Temple was butted for the first few takes. Although she later said that being butted was not painful, her mother Gertrude Temple became concerned for her safety and insisted that a stunt double be used.
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