1952 / USA / 112 mins / Cert: U / Director: Charles Vidor 

Danny Kaye stars as the real-life story-teller in this Hollywood musical that describes itself as “not the story of his life, but a fairytale about this great spinner of fairy tales”. A large part of the narrative is told through song and ballet and includes many of Andersen’s most famous stories, such as: The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina; The Emperor’s New Clothes; and The Little Mermaid.