The made-for-television version of Johanna Spyri's family classic. Heidi (Jennifer Edwards), a young orphan girl, is sent to live with her grandfather (Michael Redgrave) in the beautiful Swiss Alps. The gruff and bitter old man views Heidi at first as an ill-mannered child and an unwanted responsibility, but he soon becomes quite attached to her.
Ruth and her brother Philip stay with their overly strict aunt while their parents are overseas. Ruth runs away and learns about the Good Shepherd and His love for lost sheep just like her. Later, when a friend is seriously hurt in an accident and dies, Ruth faces many questions about death. This delightful film will challenge people of all ages to reflect upon life and its ultimate meaning.
Based on the best-selling book, this film is a heart-warming classic. Combining adventure, suspense, tragedy and faith, it tells the story of a boy and his dogs growing up in the majestic Ozark Mountains, and the love between parents, children and grandfather. A movie filled with God's grandeur. Starring James Whitmore and Beverly Garland.