Starring: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Jeanmaire
Director: Charles Vidor
Genre: Family Musical
Running Time: 112 mins
In the city of Copenhagen, a young village cobbler and spinner of tall tales wins fame and melts hearts in "a tender, entirely captivating fairy tale about one of the world's greatest stroytellers" (The Hollywood Reporter).
Once upon a time, there lived in Denmark a young shoemaker named Hans Christian Andersen whose magical tales delighted boys and girls throughout the land. Filled with music, laughter and "wonderful, glittering fun" (L.A. Examiner), this charming fable follows the adventures of the legendary storyteller and "recaptures the spirit of fairyland make-believe for children of all ages" (Southern California Motion Picture Council). Nominated* for six Oscars®, Hans Christian Andersen is pure enchantment! Danny Kaye "is a delight" (Cue) as Hans, who one day journeys beyond the borders of his small village, across the sea and into the dazzling city of Copenhagen. There he encounters marvels and wonders beyond his wildest dreams...and finds the inspiration for some of his most unforgettable characters such as "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "Thumbelina" and many more!*1952: Art Direction (Color), Cinematography (Color), Costume Design (Color), Scoring of a Musical Picture, Song, "Thumbelina", Sound.
Classics never die, with the animated Danny Kaye and some good old fashioned messages how can you go wrong.