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Hans Christian Andersen

1952 Rated NR 1hr 50m

Danny Kaye stars as famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this charming fictionalized biopic that blends music, romance, comedy and fantasy to trace the life of Denmark's literary hero; a small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns.

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Movie Details

1953 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
1953 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Song nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Costume Design Color nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Art Direction Color nominee
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Italian: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

The colors on this DVD are just remarkable. Andersen is a lush Technicolor film and the colors are the sharpest here than in any other video format. Unfortunately, the DVD offers no extras and this film certainly deserves some discussion. It was a big hit when it was released and made Danny Kaye the ambassador to children every where.