Hans Christian Andersen Overview:

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: Did you ever hear the story of the old woman who shook her head at the family so much that one night it fell off? Right on the dinner table.


Hans: You'd be surprised how many kings are only a queen with a mustache.


Hans: No one's ever really alone.


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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.
Producer Samuel Goldwyn had originally wanted Moira Shearer to star in this film.
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