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Release Date: October 22nd, 1948

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 1999

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

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Archers

Keywords: Forbidden love, Emotional, France, Spirited, Rivalry, Rise, Love, 1940s, Sacrifice, Passionate


Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1948)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction (Color)
Winner Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Writing (Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Film Editing