The Red Shoes

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Under the authoritarian rule of charismatic ballet impressario Boris Lermontov, his proteges realize the full promise of their talents, but at a price: utter devotion to their art and complete loyalty to Lermontov himself. Under his near-obsessive guidance, young ballerina Victoria Page is poised for superstardom, but earns Lermontov's scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of "The Red Shoes," the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. Vicky leaves the company and marries Craster, but still finds herself torn between Lermontov's demands and those of her heart.

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale), Emeric Pressburger (original screenplay), Keith Winter (additional dialogue), Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Production: Eagle-Lion Films
Year: 1948
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.2
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 06 Sep 1948
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.


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Julian Craster - Marius Goring
Terry - Jean Short
A Balletomane - Julia Lang
Her Mate - Bill Shine
Grischa Ljubov - Léonide Massine
Boris Lermontov - Anton Walbrook
Professor Palmer - Austin Trevor
Dimitri - Eric Berry
Lady Neston - Irene Browne
Victoria Page - Moira Shearer
Irina Boronskaja - Ludmilla Tchérina
Stage-Door Keeper - Jerry Verno
Ivan Boleslawsky - Robert Helpmann
Sergei Ratov - Albert Bassermann
Lord Oldham - Derek Elphinstone
Madame Rambert (as Madame Rambert) - Marie Rambert
Gwladys, Vicky's friend - Joy Rawlins
M. Boudin - Marcel Poncin
M. Rideaut - Michel Bazalgette
Vicky's Dresser - Yvonne Andre
Boisson - Hay Petrie
Solo Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Alan Carter
Solo Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Joan Harris
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Joan Sheldon
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Paula Dunning
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Brian Ashbridge
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Denis Carey
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Lynne Dorval
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Helen Ffrance
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Robert Dorning
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Eddie Gaillard
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Paul Hammond
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Tommy Linden
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Trisha Linova
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Anna Marinova
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Guy Massey
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - John Regan
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Peggy Sager
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes - Ruth Sendler
Accompanist - Hilda Gaunt
Corps de Ballet - Neville Astor
Corps de Ballet - Edmond Audran
Corps de Ballet - Mark Baring
Evans - Lord Oldham's Chauffeur - Peter Bayliss
Corps de Ballet - Michael Bayston
Corps de Ballet - Leonard Boucher
Mercury Theatre Audience - Robin Burns
Corps de Ballet - Anne Byatt
Corps de Ballet - Joy Camden
Corps de Ballet - Jack Carter
Corps de Ballet - Elizabeth Christie
Lady in Vicky's Dressing Room Before Premiere - Michelle de Lys
Dancer - Jane Fischer
Corps de Ballet - Peter Fisk
Corps de Ballet - Gladys Forrester
Corps de Ballet - Donato Forte
Doorman - Richard George
Corps de Ballet - Greta Grayson
Corps de Ballet - Audrey Harman
Corps de Ballet - Pamela Harrington
Parisian Taxi Driver at Opera Square - Jean Hébey
Corps de Ballet - Suzanne Jemmett
Corps de Ballet - Barry Klare
Corps de Ballet - Joan Lehman
Corps de Ballet - Joyce Linden
Corps de Ballet - Charles Lisner
Corps de Ballet - Graham MacCormack
Corps de Ballet - Enid Martin
Corps de Ballet - Denise Merrum
Corps de Ballet - Helene Mladova
Corps de Ballet - Patricia Norman
Corps de Ballet - Yvonne Olena
Corps de Ballet - Collin Patrick
Corps de Ballet - Philippe Perrottet
Audience member - Leslie Phillips
Man Waiting on Station Platform - Emeric Pressburger
Corps de Ballet - Jackie Smithers
Corps de Ballet - Saxon Stobart
Corps de Ballet - Margaret Tate
Corps de Ballet - Meta Thomas
Corps de Ballet - John Tore
BBC Radio Announcer (voice) - Patrick Troughton
Corps de Ballet - Gladys Walton
Lermontov's Secretary - Elizabeth West
Doorman - Covent Garden - George Woodbridge
Corps de Ballet - Anne Woolliams
Corps de Ballet - Marnia Zarina