Paw (film)

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Paw FilmPoster.jpeg
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
Bjarne Henning-Jensen[1]
Based on Paw, der Indianerjunge
by Torry Gredsted[1]
Starring Jimmy Sterman
Music by Herman D. Koppel[1]
Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Edited by Anker Sørensen
Laterna Film[1]
Distributed by United States:
G. G. Communications[1]
Release date
18 December 1959
United States:
April 1970[1]
Running time
100 minutes[1]
United States:
88 minutes[1]
Country Denmark
Language Danish

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.[2]


Release and reception[edit]

Paw was originally released in Denmark in December 1959.[1] It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film[3] and was entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival.[4] 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.[1] In his Family Guide to Movies on Video, Henry Herx deemed it "a very engaging children's movie ... that will also interest adults".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 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. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Paw". Retrieved 2009-02-18. 

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