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.

Distribution

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

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

Cast and Crew

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

Awards

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

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