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Shirley Temple
Director: Allan Dwan Cast: Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple
, Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
, Arthur Treacher
Arthur Treacher
Allan Dwan

DVD (Full Frame)

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Johanna Spyri's perennial children's favorite Heidi was retailored to the talents of Shirley Temple, resulting in one of her best vehicles. Orphaned early in the proceeding, Heidi is left in the care of her bitter, misanthropic grandfather Adolph Kramer (Jean Hersholt). It doesn't take long before the sweet little child has melted grandpa's hardened heart, and the two "outcasts" become inseparable. But things take a sinister turn when Heidi's cruel and avaricious aunt (Mady Christians) kidnaps the girl and sells her into servitude in the home of wealthy Segemann (Sidney Blackmer). Making the best of the situation, Heidi befriends Segemann's invalid daughter Klara (Marcia Mae Jones), encouraging the girl to walk unassisted for the first time in years. The grateful Segeman promises to reunite Heidi with her grandfather, but Jones's wicked governess Fraulein Rottenmeier (Mary Nash) contrives to keep the girl and her grandpa separated once more -- until the very, very last moment! Perhaps feeling that the Alpine setting of Heidi did not allow Shirley Temple full scope for her musical talents, the screenwriters contrived to include a dream sequence, wherein Heidi imagines herself to be in Holland and clogs to the tune of "In My Little Wooden Shoes."

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2017
UPC: 0024543393191
Original Release: 1937
Rating: G
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 13,755

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Temple Heidi
Jean Hersholt Adolph Kramer
Arthur Treacher Andrew
Helen Westley Blind Anna
Pauline Moore Elsa
Thomas Beck Village Priest
Mary Nash Fraulein Rottenmeier
Sidney Blackmer Herr Sesemann
Mady Christians Aunt Dete
Sig Rumann Police Captain
Marcia Mae Jones Klara Jesemann
Delmar Watson Peter the Goat Boy
Egon Brecher Innkeeper
Christian Rub Baker
George Humbert Organ Grinder
Greta Meyer Village Woman

Technical Credits
Allan Dwan Director
Walter Ferris Screenwriter
Raymond Griffith Associate Producer
Julien Josephson Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Allen McNeil Editor
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Sidney D. Mitchell Songwriter
Hans Peters Art Director
Lew Pollack Songwriter
Louis Silvers Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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