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Hans Christian Andersen (1952) was a Biographical - Family Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Day, Clave; Set Decoration: Howard BristolNominated
Best CinematographyHarry StradlingNominated
Best Costume DesignClave, Mary Wills, Madame KarinskaNominated
Best Music - ScoringWalter ScharfNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Frank LoesserNominated
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Hans: No one's ever really alone.


[working on a beautiful ballerina's shoes]
Hans: I almost wish she'd asked me for something really impossible.


Hans: That's the nice thing about the world, my friend: People.


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Moira Shearer was to have played Doro, the prima ballerina, but had to withdraw when she discovered she was pregnant
Heavily edited (by twenty-five minutes) for online showings. The complete film runs a full two hours.
This film marked the finish of producer Samuel Goldwyn's distribution pact with RKO, which resulted in 20 releases spanning 11 years, beginning with The Little Foxes.
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