The Story of my life: a film about Hans Andersen

Denmark, 1955

Film
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The life of Hans Christian Andersen. The son of a poor cobbler, he becomes Denmark’s national poet. The film reveals the strange childhood from which he derived the whimsy and fantasy of his fairy tales. As a boy of fourteen, he went to Copenhagen, bent on achieving fame in one way or another. He failed to impress the theatrical producers but obtained a scholarship from the King of Denmark. Soon he was writing short stories, plays, poems, novels and fairy tales.

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Credits

production company

Teknisk Film

Dansk Kulturfilm

co-director

Jorgen Roos

Erik Witte

Duration

00:26:40:00

Production places
Denmark
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010296

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Copenhagen (Denmark)

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Denmark

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875

Literature → Authors - Biography

Literature → Children's literature

Literature → Fairy tales

Literature → Literature

Literature → Poetry

Literature → Short stories

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fairy tales

People → Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875

People → Authors - Biography

People → Biographical films

Places → Copenhagen (Denmark)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Denmark

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Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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