Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 25, 1937

Heidi (Twentieth Century-Fox). The story was published in Germany in 1881, and translations began to appear soon after. Ever since then English, German, Italian, Russian, Austrian, French, Swiss, U. S. and Scandinavian children have kept Heidi a bestseller. Like all Shirley Temple stories, Heidi traces the reaction of human wickedness to the Temple dimples; unlike many of them, it has a craftsmanlike dramatic structure.

Aunt Dete (Mady Christians) took Heidi to the Alpine hut of Grandfather Adolph Kramer (Jean Hersholt) because she was tired of looking after her. Grandpa Kramer, a recluse, had...

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