Hans Christian Andersen
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"This largely fictionalized musical biopic of the famous writer was one of Danny Kaye's most popular films, nominated for multiple Oscars."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"As with all Danny Kaye movies my response is to wish for a tranqulizer gun"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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