Addie and the King of Hearts

DVD Release: February 3, 2015
Addie and the King of Hearts


Young Addie’s feelings for her handsome seventh grade teacher are focused toward the Valentine’s dance when she hopes to impress him with her sophistication.

Dove Review

This was a series in 1976 with Addie Mills as the main character from a set of books by Gail Rock. The stories have her recalling things that happened in her life. Narrated by the grown artist that she is, she tells about the events that happened when she was growing up in Nebraska. This episode focuses on the Valentine’s Dance and her first love.

Addie is now fourteen and is at that age where life is sometimes difficult, especially when one has grown up without a mother. So when Addie discovers that her father is seeing the hair dresser in town, Irene, she is not happy about it.

Young girls in that era of the 1940s had a different type of life than most girls now days. The simple life of a teenage girl and the thoughts of having a crush on a teacher were heart breaking. In this case the teacher was just being nice to her. This movie shows the viewer a simpler time and is about family and growing up.

We award this series the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. “The King of Hearts” will touch your heart.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Teacher smoking a pipe in class room; girl asks for sample of tobacco for her dad.
Nudity: None
Other: Young girl has crush on teacher; father and daughter argue.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Writer: Gail Rock
Director: Joseph Hardy
Producer: Alan Shayne
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe