The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes (1948)

Dance she did, and dance she must - between her two loves

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1948-09-06
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 623 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Language: Pусский
  • Production Company: The Archers
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Directors: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell.
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In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

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  • Moira Shearer

    as Victoria Page
  • Adolf Wohlbrück

    as Boris Lermontov
  • Marius Goring

    as Julian Craster
  • Léonide Massine

    as Grischa Ljubov
  • Robert Helpmann

    as Ivan Boleslawsky
  • Albert Bassermann

    as Sergei Ratov
  • Esmond Knight

    as Livy
  • Ludmilla Tchérina

    as Irina Boronskaja
  • Jean Short

    as Terry
  • Gordon Littmann

    as Ike
  • Julia Lang

    as A Balletomane
  • Bill Shine

    as Her Mate
  • Austin Trevor

    as Prof. Palmer
  • Eric Berry

    as Dimitri
  • Irene Browne

    as Lady Neston
  • Jerry Verno

    as Stage-Door Keeper
  • Derek Elphinstone

    as Lord Oldham
  • Marie Rambert

    as Marie Rambert
  • Joy Rawlins

    as Gwladys - Vicky's friend
  • Marcel Poncin

    as M. Boudin
  • Michel Bazalgette

    as M. Rideaut
  • Patrick Troughton

    as BBC Radio Announcer (voice)
  • Emeric Pressburger

    as Extra at Cannes train station (uncredited)
Editing Reginald Mills Editor
Directing Emeric Pressburger Director
Production Michael Powell Producer
Production Emeric Pressburger Producer
Camera Jack Cardiff Director of Photography
Directing Michael Powell Director
Art Hein Heckroth Production Design
Art Arthur Lawson Art Direction
Sound Desmond Dew Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Hein Heckroth Costume Design
Sound Charles Poulton Sound Designer
Camera George Minassian Focus Puller
Crew Alfred Roberts Scenic Artist
Crew Anne V. Coates Second Film Editor
Writing Hans Christian Andersen Original Story
Art Elven Webb Assistant Art Director
Visual Effects George Gunn Compositing Artist
Visual Effects E. Hague Compositing Artist
Crew Robert Helpmann Choreographer
Directing Sydney Streeter Assistant Director
Sound Brian Easdale Original Music Composer
Writing Michael Powell Writer
Writing Emeric Pressburger Writer