A poster with the film's alternative title: Boy of Two Worlds
|Directed by||Astrid Henning-Jensen|
|Produced by||Mogens Skot-Hansen|
|Screenplay by||Astrid Henning-Jensen
|Based on||Paw, der Indianerjunge
by Torry Gredsted
|Music by||Herman D. Koppel|
|Edited by||Anker Sørensen|
|Distributed by||United States:
G. G. Communications
18 December 1959
Paw (also known as Boy of Two Worlds)is a 1959 Danish film directed by Astrid Henning-Jensen.
A boy from the Caribbean, affected by the deaths of his parents and maiden aunt, escapes to the Danish forest.
- Edvin Adolphson - Anders
- Jimmy Sterman - Paw
- Asbjørn Andersen - Gutsbesitzer
- Ninja Tholstrup - Yvonne
- Helge Kjærulff-Schmidt - Lehrer
- Karen Lykkehus - Fräulein Bo
- Preben Neergaard - Søofficer
- Karl Stegger - Betjent Hansen
- Ebba Amfeldt - Fru Hansen
- Svend Bille - Onkel Pot
- Ego Brønnum-Jacobsen - Mand ved skydetelt
- Otto Hallstrøm
- Mogens Hermansen - Godsejerens skytte
- Grethe Høholdt - Betjentens datter Inger
- Finn Lassen - Forstander på børnehjemmet
Release and reception
Paw was originally released in Denmark in December 1959. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. In the United States, the film was released in April 1970 by G. G. Communications under the title Boy from Two Worlds; twelve minutes were cut from the original 100-minute running time. In his Family Guide to Movies on Video, Henry Herx deemed it "a very engaging children's movie ... that will also interest adults".
- List of submissions to the 32nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Danish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- American Film Institute (AFI); Munden, Kenneth White (1971). "Boy of Two Worlds (Denmark) / F6.0532". The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States. 1921-1930. University of California Press. p. 118. ISBN 0-520-20970-2. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
- Herx, Henry (1988). "Boy from Two Worlds". The Family Guide to Movies on Video. The Crossroad Publishing Company. p. 39 (pre-release version). ISBN 0-8245-0816-5.
- "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- "Festival de Cannes: Paw". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
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