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A fictional account of a teen-aged Hans Christian Anderson. In this film, young Hans runs away from home and each time he falls asleep he experiences in his dreams the different characters he would later write about including The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling.

  1. Jules Bass


  2. Hans Christian Andersen


  3. Arthur Rankin, Jr.


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tallulah Bankhead

    Tallulah Bankhead

    The Sea Witch

  2. Victor Borge

    Victor Borge


  3. Patty Duke

    Patty Duke


  4. Jack Gilford

    Jack Gilford

    Papa Andersen

  5. Sessue Hayakawa

    Sessue Hayakawa

    The Mole

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The Daydreamer
The Daydreamer


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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 1, 1966


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -



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