1937 G 1h 28m DVD


1937 G 1h 28m DVD
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When young Heidi is orphaned, she's sent to the mountains to live with her stern grandfather and gradually warms his heart with her charm. But on her eighth birthday, she is taken away by her conniving aunt to serve as a disabled girl's companion.
Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley, Thomas Beck, Mary Nash, Sidney Blackmer, Pauline Moore, Mady Christians, Delmar Watson, Egon Brecher, Christian Rub, George Humbert
Allan Dwan
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this charming Shirley Temple classic should provide wholesome and exciting entertainment across generations. There are very few issues of concern, expect for some stern and briefly menacing behavior toward the child, but the messages of positivity will shine through. Besides the entertainment value, parents and children can discuss how Shirley Temple was one of the first child stars of the silver screen, and how she compares to today's kid celebs.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


In one scene, comic pratfalls abound as characters slip and slide on a floor. Early in the film, the grandfather pulls out a large knife and looks menacing towards Heidi, but merely turns and uses the knife to cut his bread.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The movie promotes the idea that it's best to be kind and cheerful and those around you will be inspired to act that way as well. Also that the bonds of love and family can help people overcome their problems.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Both the grandfather and the chief of police are seen smoking pipes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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