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Hans Christian Andersen

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

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 poor 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, The Emperor's New Clothes and Wonderful Copenhagen. Show less

Contributors

Hans Christian Andersen:
Danny Kaye
Hussar:
Erik Bruhn
Schoolmaster:
John Brown
Burgomaster:
John Qualen
Stage Doorman:
Robert Malcolm
Director:
Charles Vidor
Writer:
Moss Hart

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