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Hans Christian Andersen

1952 | 1h 52m | Biography Family Musical Classic

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Imaginative cobbler Hans Christian Andersen (Danny Kaye) is asked to leave his hometown because his frequent stories are distracting the children from school. From there he moves to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he sees and falls in love with Doro (Zizi Jeanmaire), a ballerina. He writes "The Little Mermaid" for her, and it becomes the ballet's latest work. However, Doro is already married to Niels (Farley Granger), meaning Hans must content himself with producing popular children's stories.

Director

Charles Vidor

Stars

Danny Kaye Farley Granger Zizi Jeanmaire

Release date

19 Dec 1952

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