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Hans Christian Andersen
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
Hans Christian Andersen Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Whalley Theatre
Rating: NR Year: 1952 Category: Children
Director: Charles Vidor Time: 112:00:00 min. Writer: Myles Connolly & Moss Hart

Reviews
Mine: I saw this as a young child, and remember liking it a great deal. Must see it again sometime.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Melodic Frank Loesser score ("Inchworm," "Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", etc. ) can't save musical biography of vagabond tale-teller. Glossy and completely fabricated--has no relation to real Andersen's life story. Some TV prints run 104m.
User Reviews:
Leigh's rating:
4 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Okay, so it's incredibly corny -- it's meant to entertain kids, and it does so exceedingly well. I have always loved Danny Kaye and this movie makes me think about how great he is in children's movies. He should have done more becuase he's so lovable!
Ronnie B's rating:
4 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
A really wonderful movie...songs, comedy, dance...could you really want more? Loesser's songs are charming,clever and witty. When was the last time there was a movie musical with so many memorable melodies? True to his actual life story...I don't know. But a whimsical, enjoyable movie...ABSOLUTELY.
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Cast
Danny Kaye as:
Hans Christian Anderson
Farley Granger as:
Niels
Zizi Jeanmaire as:
Doro
Joseph Walsh as:
Peter
Philip Tonge as:
Otto
Erik Bruhn as:
The Hussar
John Brown as:
Schoolmaster
Jeanne Lafeyette as:
Celine