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The Red Shoes (6-Sep-1948)

Directors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

Writers: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Keith Winter

From fairy tale by: Hans Christian Andersen

Music Composed, Arranged and Conducted by: Briane Easdale

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Ballet, Shoes

Impresario Boris Lermontov hires composer Julian Craster and dancer Victoria Page for his Ballet Lermontov, demanding their total commitment and attention to the company. After they fall in love with each other, he fires both young talents; they get married. Later he relents and rehires Victoria, but there is trouble. Excellent Technicolor cinematography. Powell calls this their first "composed film." Won Oscars for Best Set Decoration and Best Dramatic Score; received 3 additional nominations including Best Picture and Best Writing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Albert Bassermann
7-Sep-1867 15-May-1952 German actor
Marius Goring
23-May-1912 30-Sep-1998 The Red Shoes
Esmond Knight
4-May-1906 23-Feb-1987 The River
Moira Shearer
17-Jan-1926 31-Jan-2006 The Red Shoes
Anton Walbrook
19-Nov-1896 9-Aug-1967 The Red Shoes


Marius Goring   ...   Julian Craster
Jean Short   ...   Terry
Gordon Littmann   ...   Ike
Julia Lang   ...   A Balletomane
Bill Shine   ...   Her Mate
Leonide Massine   ...   Ljubov
Anton Walbrook   ...   Boris Lermontov
Austin Trevor   ...   Prof. Palmer
Esmond Knight   ...   Livy
Eric Berry   ...   Dimitri
Irene Browne   ...   Lady Neston
Moira Shearer   ...   Victoria Page
Ludmilla Tcherina   ...   Boronskaja
Jerry Verno   ...   Stage-Door Keeper
Robert Helpmann   ...   Ivan Boleslawsky
Albert Bassermann   ...   Ratov
Derek Elphinstone   ...   Lord Oldham
Madame Rambert   ...   Madame Rambert
Joy Rawlins   ...   Gwladys, Vicky's friend
Marcel Poncin   ...   M. Boudin
Michel Bazalgette   ...   M. Rideaut
Yvonne Andre   ...   Vicky's Dresser
Hay Petrie   ...   Boisson
The Ballet of The Red Shoes
Alan Carter   ...   Solo Dancer
Joan Harris   ...   Solo Dancer
Joan Sheldon   ...   Dancer
Paula Dunning   ...   Dancer
Brian Ashbridge   ...   Dancer
Denis Carey   ...   Dancer
Lynne Dorval   ...   Dancer
Helen Ffrance   ...   Dancer
Robert Dorning   ...   Dancer
Eddie Gaillard   ...   Dancer
Paul Hammond   ...   Dancer
Tommy Linden   ...   Dancer
Trisha Linova   ...   Dancer
Anna Marinova   ...   Dancer
Guy Massey   ...   Dancer
John Regan   ...   Dancer
Peggy Sager   ...   Dancer
Ruth Sendler   ...   Dancer
Hilda Gaunt   ...   Accompanist


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