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Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

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112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."
Writers
Moss Hart (screenplay) | Myles Connolly (based on a story by)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (as Harry Stradling)
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Budget
$ 4,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 13,080,000
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Release date
Nov 25, 1952 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Danny Kaye
Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen   See fewer
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Zizi Jeanmaire
Doro (as Jeanmaire The Famous French Ballerina) Doro (as Jeanmaire The Famous French Ballerina)   See fewer
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Joseph Walsh
Peter (as Joey Walsh) Peter (as Joey Walsh)   See fewer
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Erik Bruhn
The Hussar - Danced by The Hussar - Danced by   See fewer
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Roland Petit
The Prince in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet The Prince in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet   See fewer
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John Brown
Schoolmaster Schoolmaster   See fewer
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John Qualen
Burgomaster Burgomaster   See fewer
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Robert Malcolm
Stage Doorman Stage Doorman   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
First Gendarme First Gendarme   See fewer
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Gil Perkins
Second Gendarme Second Gendarme   See fewer
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Peter J. Votrian
Lars (as Peter Votrian) Lars (as Peter Votrian)   See fewer
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Lee Aaker
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Bevan
Town Councilman (uncredited) Town Councilman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Stagehand (uncredited) Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lonnie Burr
Townchild (uncredited) Townchild (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barrie Chase
Ballerina (uncredited) Ballerina (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Claus
Sea Witch in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet (uncredited) Sea Witch in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noreen Corcoran
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Cowan
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Davis
Street Vendor (uncredited) Street Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Evanson
Mrs. Berta (uncredited) Mrs. Berta (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karolyn Grimes
Copenhagen Match Girl (uncredited) Copenhagen Match Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Ivo
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Lee
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sylvia Lewis
Danseuse / Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Danseuse / Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Linn Jr.
Singing Boatman / Chimney Sweep (uncredited) Singing Boatman / Chimney Sweep (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Uitti
The Princess in 'Little Mermaid Ballet' (uncredited) The Princess in 'Little Mermaid Ballet' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beverly Washburn
Girl Outside Jail Window (uncredited) Girl Outside Jail Window (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 2,964 votes