Dir: Paul Marcus
Starring: Max von Sydow and Emma Bolger
A young orphan girl goes to stay with her morose grandfather in the Swiss Alps
This film is one of a number produced over the years that have been based on the iconic 1881 Swiss novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and this version should not to be confused with the animated film of the same name that was released in the same year. This production of the classic tale features some brief scenes that were shot on the Gwili Railway at Bronwydd Arms station which appears as ‘Mayenfeld’. However, not is all as it seems. The actual train is Slovenian, with some very fine shots of SZ 2-6-2T No.17-006. These Slovenian Railway scenes were then slotted into the shots of the station at Bronwydd Arms where there are close up views of Mk.1 coaching stock but little else.