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The Red Shoes

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
In this classic drama, Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Cast: Moira Shearer , Anton Walbrook , Marius Goring , Robert Helpmann , Leonide Massine , Albert Basserman , Ludmilla Tcherina , Esmond Knight

Directors: Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Criterion Collection, General Film Distributors, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

The Red Shoes (1948)

Release Date: October 22nd, 1948|2 hr. 13 min.

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Framed: The Red Shoes

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Alison Nastasi on December 2, 2010

Welcome to Framed, a column at Cinematical that runs every Thursday and celebrates the artistry of cinema -- one frame at a time. Ballet is unnerving to say the least. Take your pick: the claw ...

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