The Red Shoes Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 799

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 61

Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/1948

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/20/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Actors: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Jean Short, Gordon Littmann

Plot: A young ballerina is torn between her professional life and love life.

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Gabe - wrote on 02/05/2016

A fantastically creative film. Visually, it's seriously one of the best ever and deserves all of its accolades. The acting is a little dated, it clearly was made in 1948, in fact, you could convince me that it was even earlier. The highlight, of course, is The Red Shoes sequence, which takes place right in the middle of the film. As old-fashioned as teh acting it, I really can't believe that that sequence was able to be made in '48. It's truly amazing. This is a must-see film.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 06/15/2011

A film that uses beautiful mise-en-scene to craft a story about jealousy and obsession. The characters and dialogue are, at times, melodramatic, but the dance scenes, combined with the films powerful visuals, are lovely.

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The_Watchman - wrote on 07/10/2008

An absolutely beautiful looking movie, with some somewhat dull characters.

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Powell and Pressburger at their best

Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 04/03/2013

Michael Powell and Emerich Pessburger have made some of the greatest films of all time, yet you have more then likely never heard of them before. I honestly don’t know why nobody cares about them. Everyone knows about Hitchcock and his string of thrillers, but I seem to be the only person who has heard of Powell and Pessburger.

The Red Shoes is one of there most famous works, and one of the few that have gotten an American DVD release outside of Criterion.

The film is about a young woman who aspires to become a great dancer. She finally makes it big with a man who owns a ballet company, and comes, after some convincing, to believe that the woman could truly be a great dancer.

The movie is a stark entertaining tall tale that warns of the danger, and rewards, that come with …

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