U certificateHans Christian Andersen is a Film programme that first aired in 1952 and has been classified a U certificate.

Hans Christian Andersen is a 4 star programme

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Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Directed by
Charles Vidor

Musical version of the fairy-tale story about the famous yarn spinner and his unrequited love for a famous ballerina. Danny Kaye gives a delightful performance as the Danish cobbler whose storytelling leads him away from his hometown of Odense to Copenhagen, where love and fame await him. Songs include The Ugly Duckling, Inchworm, Thumbelina and Wonderful Copenhagen.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1952

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Hans Christian Andersen next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 December 24th, 8:10am and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland December 24th, 8:10am. See more...


Danny Kaye...Hans Christian Andersen
Farley Granger...Niels
Zizi Jeanmaire...Doro
Joseph Walsh...Peter
Philip Tonge...Otto
Erik Bruhn...The Hussar in "Ice Skating Ballet"
Roland Petit...The Prince in 'The Little Mermaid' Ballet
Gino Turini...Schoolmaster
John Qualen...Burgomaster
Jeanne Lafayette...Celine
Robert Malcolm...Stage Doorman
George Chandler...Gerta's Father Farmer
Fred Kelsey...First Gendarme
Gil Perkins...Second Gendarme
Peter J. Votrian...Lars