Hans Christian Andersen

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With the same childlike wonder that filled his stories, this musical fantasy about the legendary tale spinner of Denmark is a richly glowing entertainment.
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With the same childlike wonder that filled his stories, this musical fantasy about the legendary tale spinner of Denmark is a richly glowing entertainment.

Original Release

12/19/1952

Cast

Farley Granger Niels
Danny Kaye Hans Christian Andersen
Zizi Jeanmaire Doro (as Jeanmaire The Famous French Ballerina)
Philip Tonge Otto
Joseph Walsh Peter (as Joey Walsh)
John Qualen Burgomaster
Erik Bruhn The Hussar - Danced by
Roland Petit The Prince in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet
John Brown Schoolmaster
Jeanne Lafayette Celine
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Vidor

Writers

Ben Hecht, Moss Hart, Myles Connolly

Cast

Farley Granger Niels
Danny Kaye Hans Christian Andersen
Zizi Jeanmaire Doro (as Jeanmaire The Famous French Ballerina)
Philip Tonge Otto
Joseph Walsh Peter (as Joey Walsh)
John Qualen Burgomaster
Erik Bruhn The Hussar - Danced by
Roland Petit The Prince in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet
John Brown Schoolmaster
Jeanne Lafayette Celine
Robert Malcolm Stage Doorman
George Chandler Farmer
Fred Kelsey First Gendarme
Lee Aaker Little Boy (uncredited)
Billy Bevan Town Councilman (uncredited)
Barrie Chase Ballerina (uncredited)
Sylvia Lewis Danseuse / Corps de Ballet (uncredited)
Gil Perkins Second Gendarme
Peter J. Votrian Lars (as Peter Votrian)

Producers

Editors

Daniel Mandell

1953 Oscar Best Cinematography, Color Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Costume Design, Color Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1953 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Nominated
1953 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1953 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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