The Red Shoes



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.

  1. Emeric Pressburger

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Hans Christian Andersen


  3. Michael Powell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Adolf Wohlbrück

    Adolf Wohlbrück

    Boris Lermontov

  2. Moira Shearer

    Moira Shearer

    Victoria Page

  3. Léonide Massine

    Léonide Massine


  4. Robert Helpmann

    Robert Helpmann

    Ivan Boleslawsky

  5. Albert Bassermann

    Albert Bassermann


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The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes


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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 6, 1948
    NR, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $500,000.00

Revenue -

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