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About the film


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Release Date: November 17, 1968

Year    :   1968
Slogan    :   «High adventure high in the Swiss Alps with the girl in the golden hair.»
Genres    :   Drama, Family, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   Studio Hamburg Filmproduktion, Omnibus-Biography Productions
Director    :   Delbert Mann
Producers    :   James Franciscus, Gyula Trebitsch, Frederick Brogger
Writers    :   Earl Hamner, Jr., Johanna Spyri
RunTime    :   105 mins.

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.

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