Heidi


2h 30m 1968

Brief Synopsis

A superb fourth film version of the all-time favorite children's novel and the first in a series of movies based on literary classics put together by Frederick Brogger and James Franciscus (through their Omnibus Productions) and director Delbert Mann. "David Copperfield," "Jane Eyre" and the theatri

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Sascha Film
Distribution Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
Austria
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Zurich, 1880).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Synopsis

Heidi, an orphan, lives in the Swiss Alps with her gruff but kindly grandfather. One day Aunt Dete whisks the girl away to Frankfurt, where Heidi is hired as a companion to crippled Klara Sesemann. Despite the remonstrances of the child's governess, Miss Rottenmeier, the girls become close friends. Under Heidi's supervision Klara takes her first tentative steps. Despite her joy at Klara's probable recovery, Heidi longs for her Alpine home. When Heidi sickens, Klara's sympathetic physician, Dr. Klassen, suggests her return. Heidi is joyfully reunited with her beloved grandfather and afterwards visited by her Frankfurt friends.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Sascha Film
Distribution Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
Austria
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Zurich, 1880).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in the Swiss and German Alps and in Frankfurt. Released in Austria in 1965; running time: 103 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 17, 1968