The Red Shoes

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
1948    2h 13m    Not Rated
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.
Cast of The Red Shoes
  • Moira ShearerVictoria Page
  • Adolf WohlbrückBoris Lermontov
  • Marius GoringJulian Craster
  • Léonide MassineGrischa Ljubov
  • Robert HelpmannIvan Boleslawsky
  • Albert BassermannSergei Ratov
  • Esmond KnightLivy
  • Ludmilla TchérinaIrina Boronskaja
  • Jean ShortTerry
  • Gordon LittmannIke
  • Julia LangA Balletomane
  • Bill ShineHer Mate
  • Austin TrevorProf. Palmer
  • Eric BerryDimitri
  • Irene BrowneLady Neston
  • Jerry VernoStage-Door Keeper
  • Derek ElphinstoneLord Oldham
  • Marie RambertMarie Rambert
  • Joy RawlinsGwladys - Vicky's friend
  • Marcel PoncinM. Boudin
  • Michel BazalgetteM. Rideaut
  • Patrick TroughtonBBC Radio Announcer (voice)
  • Emeric PressburgerExtra at Cannes train station (uncredited)
  • Jack CarterCorps de Ballet (uncredited)
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