The Red Shoes Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for The Red Shoes the Movie

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British classic about a young ballerina torn between love and success. Boris Lermontov (Walbrook) is the impresario of a ballet company who hires dancer Victoria Page (Shearer) and composer Julian Craster (Goring), giving them the chance at a new ballet inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. But when the endeavor becomes a major success, Boris become jealous over the closeness that develops between his proteges. Noted for the 20-minute ballet at the heart of the film and for the lavish use of Technicolor.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 136 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Adapted from a Story, Ballet, Top Grossing Films of 1948, Books to Film: Hans Christian Andersen, 4 Bones
Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Albert Bassermann, Ludmilla Tcherina, Esmond Knight
Jack Cardiff
Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Brian Easdale
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger


Oscars 1948: Art Dir./Set Dec., Color, Orig. Dramatic Score; Golden Globes 1949: Score.

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