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Are you sure you can get along without me?
- Jeff Boston
The answer was no. The monkey, banister, and "Silent Night" scenes scintillate, like Heidi wherever she happened to be, bringing light unto all the world, warming hearts, as if an angel sent by God. "You've given me the happiest Christmas of my life" and everything that comes before it makes this a classic Christmas movie. Not crass. No sass. All class. Like the lass Shirley Temple, an ingenious ingenue, a gift to be treasured for all time.
Show Shirley at Christmas
The majority of this movie is set at Christmas. This is a movie that TCM should show at Christmas time. It is classic Shirley and wonderfully entertaining. Wonderful cast including Arthur Treacher, Marcia Mae Jones and Mary Nash.
Perfect Shirley, not a perfect movie
Shirley Temple is perfect as Heidi. (The previous reviewer is mistaken- Temple wasn't a young lady when she made it; she was only 8 or 9). She is her usual uber talented self, and the role couldn't have been better cast. She is thoroughly lovable and entertaining. That's why it's so annoying that the movie itself isn't better. What really killed it for me was the ridiculous climax, which made absolutely no sense at all. To be honest, her grandfather comes across as a madman. I wish the script hadn't been so melodramatic.
Respectfully Im a Big fan of Shirley Temple, One of the greatest talents of the twentieth century. The last time I saw this film, Heidi I cringed. My sister and I both looked at each other embarrassed. Here was this young Lady, obviously coming of age, skipping on to the scenes playing the part of a Little girl. As usual Shirley did a great job and its a nice film, but it was over. time to move on, like Mary Pickford. And she did, working with John Ford and John Wayne, she was a beautiful young lady. I had the chance to meet her, at a book signing and interview some years ago in Toronto, but I turned it down, because I honestly believed I probably wouldnt even get close enough to say hello. I kick myself ever since, as Im told the interview was casual and she took time to talk with everyone. Rest In Peace to a Great Talent, a Great Lady and a Great Humanitarian.
- Mark Sutch
NoOne Beats Shirley Temple in the role of Heidi!
This story has been made into many movies over the years I have watched several versions but, this is by far the BEST! NoOne Beats Shirley Temple in the role of Heidi!