Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Danny Kaye
Director: Charles Vidor Cast: Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
, Farley Granger
Farley Granger
, Zizi Jeanmaire
Zizi Jeanmaire
Charles Vidor

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Hans Christian Andersen was Sam Goldwyn's final production for RKO Radio release, and also the producer's last Danny Kaye vehicle. The Moss Hart-Myles Connolly screenplay largely disregards the facts concerning Denmark's great storyteller, opting for a fanciful blend of comedy, fantasy, romance and music. As played by Kaye, Hans Christian Andersen starts out as a small-town cobbler whose gift for spinning fairy tales is keeping the local kids from attending school. Asked to leave town, Hans heads to Copenhagen to seek his fortune as a writer. After having his heart broken by the beautiful ballerina Doro (Jeanmaire), Hans finds solace--and happiness--in the knowledge that hundreds of thousands of children the world over are devoted to his enchanting fantasy stories. The lilting Frank Loesser score includes such tunes as "No Two People," "The King's New Clothes," "Wonderful Copenhagen," "Inchworm," "The Ugly Duckling," "Thumbelina," and the title song. Though Hans Christian Andersen was a smashing box-office success, and as a bonus earned five Oscar nominations. Originally released at 112 minutes, the film is generally available in its 104-minute TV-release form.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2020
UPC: 0883929726837
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 20,544

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny Kaye Hans Christian Andersen
Farley Granger Niels
Zizi Jeanmaire Doro
Philip Tonge Otto
Erik Bruhn The Hussar
Roland Petit Prince
John Brown Schoolmaster
John Qualen Burgomaster
Jeanne Lafayette Celine
Robert Malcolm Stage Doorman
George Chandler Farmer
Fred Kelsey 1st Gendarme
Gil Perkins 2nd Gendarme
Peter J. Votrian Lars
Joseph Walsh Peter
Karolyn Grimes Actor

Technical Credits
Charles Vidor Director
Del Armstrong Makeup
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Antoni Clave Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
Myles Connolly Original Story
Richard Day Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Moss Hart Screenwriter
Barbara Karinska Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred Lau Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Loesser Score Composer
Dan Mandell Editor
Roland Petit Choreography
Walter Scharf Musical Direction/Supervision
Clarence Slifer Special Effects
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Mary Wills Costumes/Costume Designer

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