Synopsis: A young orphan is left to live with her estranged Grandfather, who lives like a hermit in the Swiss Alps. While he is cold and distant at first, he grows to love and cherish her; only to be faced with choosing her well-being over his own heart.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Delbert Mann
Production: Scott Entertainment
  Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations.
105 min

- Oh.

Come here.

Heidi, isn't that your name?

- Yes, madam.

- You Iook Iike your mother.

My fingers remember.

Your mother was an angeI.

So sweet, so thoughtfuI.

She never went to the city that she didn't

bring me back two soft white roIIs...

because she knew

I Ioved them.

- So different from Dete. How is that one?

- She is going to get married.

Dete, married?

Who wouId want that onion?

Herr HoIstein wants her,

but he doesn't want me.

- So she gave you to your grandfather.

- He doesn't want me either.

AII he wants

is to be Ieft aIone.

- But why?

- Because he's an oId fooI.

Something hurt him years ago...

and ever since he's been

sitting up on the AIm...

nursing his hurt like a sick goat.

He doesn't talk to anybody,

except maybe Father Richter.

You see, child?

Your grandfather was once...

one of the greatest organ buiIders

in aII of SwitzerIand.

- Took him years to buiId the organ in Dorfli.

- [ Door Opens ]

- Music was everything to him--

- Come.

Jonas, remember,

she's onIy a chiId.


You sIeep up there.

[ Footfalls On Steps ]

Here, you'II need this.

Grandfather, wiII you

hear my prayers?

Say your prayers to God.

- You'II need no intermediary.

- Yes, sir.

[ BeIIs JangIing ]

Beep, beep. Heidi!

Psst. Psst.

- Come with me.

- I have to ask Grandfather.

- He's gone down to Dorfli.

I passed him coming up.

- Then I'II come.

- Which is her mother?

- Her mother's dead.

- And she'II be too, before Iong.

- Why?

She's sickIy and won't eat.

Peter, may I have her?

It's aII right with me,

but don't expect her to Iive.

- Can I carry her?

- AII right.


[ Man Coughing ]

Sometimes at night the wind whistIes

through these pipes...

and makes a ghostIy music.

The viIIagers aIways say,

''Grandfather has died on the AIm...

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Earl Hamner Jr.

Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (July 10, 1923 – March 24, 2016) was an American television writer and producer (sometimes credited as Earl Hamner), best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running series The Waltons and Falcon Crest. As a novelist, he was best known for Spencer's Mountain, inspired by his own childhood and formed the basis for both the film of the same name and the television series The Waltons, for which he provided voice-over narration. more…

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