About the film
based on novel or book switzerland mountain family relationships orphan alps mountains swiss alps governess picturesque
Release Date: November 17, 1968
|Genres||:||Drama, Family, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||Studio Hamburg Filmproduktion, Omnibus-Biography Productions|
|Producers||:||James Franciscus, Gyula Trebitsch, Frederick Brogger|
|Writers||:||Earl Hamner, Jr., Johanna Spyri|
Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on the alm. He at first resents Heidi's arrival, but the girl manages to penetrate his harsh exterior and subsequently has a delightful stay with him and her best friend, young Peter the goat-herd.