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Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

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Danny Kaye Danny Kaye
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Joseph Walsh Joseph Walsh
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Erik Bruhn Erik Bruhn
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Moss Hart Moss Hart
(screenplay)


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Hans Christian Andersen

3 years, 4 months ago at Feb 22 4:35
Is Hans Christian Andersen a very good movie? Eh, it’s ok I suppose, but it’s a great spotlight for Danny Kaye’s abilities. The movie has little to do with Andersen’s real life, presenting pure confectionery sugar as substantive storytelling, with a few musical numbers, bright colors, and little of it is memorable.   It’s quite difficult to see why this story was the driving obsession... read more
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Description: 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 s ... (more)
Release date: 14 August 1953
UPC: 026359065026
Tags: 1952 (3), Family (3), Musical (3), Biography (2), 1950s (2), HQ (1), 50's (1), Romance (1)
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JxSxPx posted a review 3 years, 4 months ago

Hans Christian Andersen

“Is Hans Christian Andersen a very good movie? Eh, it’s ok I suppose, but it’s a great spotlight for Danny Kaye’s abilities. The movie has little to do with Andersen’s real life, presenting pure confectionery sugar as substantive storytelling, with a few musical numbers, bright colors, and little of it is memorable.   It’s quite difficult to see why this story was the driving obsession for super-producer Samuel Goldwyn. Its roots lie in 1936, when Goldwyn begin harvesting the initial idea. Production was stop-and-start through the 40s, during which time Goldwyn considering collaborating with Walt Disney to animate the various fairy tales, and sought ballet star-turned-actress Moira Shearer for a role. Neither of these ideas proved fruitful, and the final product feels somehow b” read more

JxSxPx rated this 5/10 3 years, 4 months ago