Hans Christian Andersen Poster

Release Date: June 26th, 1995

DVD Release Date: September 29th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
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 (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.

Cast: Danny Kaye, Zizi Jeanmaire, Farley Granger, Roland Petit, John Qualen, Joseph Walsh, Philip Tonge, Eric Bruhn

Director: Charles Vidor

Genres: Musical, Family

Keywords: Small town, Love, Heartwarming


Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Music (Song)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical