Fictional tale of a storyteller who falls in love with a beautiful ballerina. Fine score by Frank Loesser!
The original tale by the titular hero is in fact the 'Emperor's' new clothes, but the tune by Frank Loesser is about a king, delivered by the famous 19th century Danish author as played by Danny Kaye, early in Samuel Goldwyn's Hans Christian Andersen, 1952.
Jailed by the authorities in his 1830's Denmark town for distracting the local kids a bit too much, tale-spinner Danny Kaye (title character) comes up with something for a young girl (Beverly Washburn) outside his cell, song by Frank Loesser, in Hans Christian Andersen, 1952.
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