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A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 1

Bluebottle

Entry: 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film - A88052150
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

Last week Bernard Cribbins diedsmiley - wah

Following this I listened to my copy of his 'Greatest Hits' album smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnote, which included most of the songs from this film, leading me to want to re-watch it. (Sorry Danny Kaye, Bernard Cribbins sang 'em better).

I must admit I often get confused between the 4 different film companies with 'Goldwyn' in the title - wanted to try and briefly explain that but it seemed too big to be a smiley - footprintssmiley - musicalnote.

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A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 2

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you - I saw this film many years ago, so I appreciate this Entry.

I didn't realise Bernard Cribbins had sung the songs from this film as well - a man of many talents indeed smiley - rose

A few sentences to check:

"Peter takes arranges for the theatre to released Hans from prison..." - it sounded like Peter was smitten with Doro, but it was actually Hans.

"he... performed by Kaye"

"Having a ballet company staying in one of his hotels, they stayed there"

"For anyone wondering what Disney's animated interpretation of Andersen's stories" - what they might have looked like?

The Grammy Award and Pulitzer nomination were for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying only, or Guys and Dolls as well?

Ah - that is interesting that Samuel Goldwyn didn't have involvement in Metro Goldwyn Mayer - I didn't know that. I like the section header smiley - laugh

Strong concluding paragraph - Andersen's fairy tales are definitely more Grimm than Disney... A429978

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A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 3

Bluebottle

Thanks for the read-through, I've tweaked those bits accordingly.

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A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Not holding a brief for Danny Kaye as such, but I've recently read his biography. A difficult and complex human being.

My Yiddish professor in Pittsburgh said, 'Danny Kaye went to my school in Brooklyn before he got kicked out.'

Class: 'Why did he get kicked out, Dr S?'

Dr S: 'You know that stuff he does in the movies?'

Class: 'Yes.'

Dr S: 'He did that in class.'

Anyway, could you please consider altering your 'not to be confused with' joke footnote to contain the information that Danny Kaye's birth name was David Daniel Kaminsky?

Danny Kaye was major box office at the time. I agree with your assessment of the film, which is dreary and awful. The Danes were not thrilled, and I do not blame them one bit. Hollywood musicals, bah.

I like the 'Inchworm' song, though as a kid I thought it said 'measuring the miracles.'


A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

PS I love the background about Howard Hughes and the ballet company! smiley - biggrin


A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 6

Bluebottle

Thanks for reading through, hope you didn't find the review dreary smiley - winkeye Anyway, I changed smiley - footprintssmiley - musicalnote 1 as requested.

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A88052150 - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - the Fairy Tale Film

Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Thanks - and no, not dreary at all, nice and breezy. smiley - laugh


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