A Gift for Heidi (1958)

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Approved | 71 min | Family Drama | English | (USA)

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A Gift for Heidi

This movie is about one summer holiday in the life of the famous children's book character Heidi, the orphan girl who lives with her grandfather (whom Heidi, like everybody else including the cast list, calls "Alm Uncle") on the outskirts of a small village in the Alps. Heidi has a gift of three carved wooden figures made by a craftsman neighbour: Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. However, rather than gold, frankincense, and myrrh, her grandfather and the village doctor gradually teach Heidi the idea that the gifts they bring are faith, charity and hope.

Director
George Templeton
Writers
David Dortort (original story) David Dortort (screenplay) Johanna Spyri (characters from the novel) Eugene Vale (original story) Eugene Vale (screenplay)
Stars
Sandy Descher Douglas Fowley Van Dyke Parks Peter Capell

Cast

Erik JeldeErik Jelde

... Ernst

Van Dyke ParksVan Dyke Parks

... Peter

Sandy DescherSandy Descher

... Heidi

Tommy HansonTommy Hanson

... Page boy

Oswald UrsteinsOswald Ursteins

... Carlo

Karin RoseKarin Rose

... Louise

Hap HansonHap Hanson

... Col. Porter

Harold BenedictHarold Benedict

... Don

Paul McClintockPaul McClintock

... Gen. Manby

Susan SalnioSusan Salnio

... Clara

Peter CapellPeter Capell

... Doc.

Douglas FowleyDouglas Fowley

... Alm Uncle

Osman RaghebOsman Ragheb

... Hotel clerk

Wadsworth LikelyWadsworth Likely

... Sgt. Cory

Clancy CooperClancy Cooper

... Dr. Roth

C. FowlerC. Fowler

... Capt. McBee

Rolf WankaRolf Wanka

... Mr. Binder