The Red Shoes

1948/Colour/133mins/UK




Category Country Focus: UK: Classics
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Producer Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Screenplay Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cinematography Jack Cardiff
Editor Reginald Mills
Music Brian Easdale
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Cast Anton Walbrook (Boris Lermontov), Marius Goring (Julian Craster), Moira Shearer (Victoria Page), Robert Helpmann (Ivan Boleslawsky), Leonide Massine (Ljubov), Albert Basserman (Ratov), Leonide Massine (Boronskaja), Esmond Knight (Livy), Austin Trevor (Professor Palmer), Eric Berry (Dimitri), Irene Brown (Lady Neston).
Production Company NA
World Sales NA
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The Red Shoes is cinema's quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.

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