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The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated
134 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Writers
Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale) | Emeric Pressburger (original screenplay) | Keith Winter (additional dialogue) | Michael Powell
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Budget
£ 500,000
Gross (USA)
$ 10,900,000
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Release date
Oct 22, 1948 (United States)

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88 cast members
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Marius Goring
Julian Craster Julian Craster   See fewer
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Jean Short
Terry Terry   See fewer
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Julia Lang
A Balletomane A Balletomane   See fewer
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Bill Shine
Her Mate Her Mate   See fewer
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Léonide Massine
Ljubov (as Leonide Massine) Ljubov (as Leonide Massine)   See fewer
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Anton Walbrook
Boris Lermontov Boris Lermontov   See fewer
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Austin Trevor
Professor Palmer Professor Palmer   See fewer
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Eric Berry
Dimitri Dimitri   See fewer
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Irene Browne
Lady Neston Lady Neston   See fewer
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Moira Shearer
Victoria Page Victoria Page   See fewer
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Ludmilla Tchérina
Irina Boronskaja (as Ludmilla Tcherina) Irina Boronskaja (as Ludmilla Tcherina)   See fewer
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Jerry Verno
Stage-Door Keeper Stage-Door Keeper   See fewer
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Robert Helpmann
Ivan Boleslawsky Ivan Boleslawsky   See fewer
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Albert Bassermann
Sergei Ratov (as Albert Basserman) Sergei Ratov (as Albert Basserman)   See fewer
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Derek Elphinstone
Lord Oldham Lord Oldham   See fewer
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Marie Rambert
Madame Rambert (as Madame Rambert) Madame Rambert (as Madame Rambert)   See fewer
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Joy Rawlins
Gwladys, Vicky's friend Gwladys, Vicky's friend   See fewer
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Marcel Poncin
M. Boudin M. Boudin   See fewer
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Michel Bazalgette
M. Rideaut M. Rideaut   See fewer
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Yvonne Andre
Vicky's Dresser Vicky's Dresser   See fewer
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Hay Petrie
Boisson Boisson   See fewer
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Alan Carter
Solo Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Solo Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Joan Harris
Solo Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Solo Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Joan Sheldon
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Paula Dunning
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Brian Ashbridge
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Denis Carey
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Lynne Dorval
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Helen Ffrance
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Robert Dorning
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Eddie Gaillard
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Paul Hammond
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Tommy Linden
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Trisha Linova
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Anna Marinova
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Guy Massey
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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John Regan
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Peggy Sager
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Ruth Sendler
Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes Dancer: The Ballet of The Red Shoes   See fewer
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Hilda Gaunt
Accompanist Accompanist   See fewer
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Neville Astor
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmond Audran
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Baring
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Bayliss
Evans - Lord Oldham's Chauffeur (uncredited) Evans - Lord Oldham's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Bayston
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Boucher
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Byatt
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joy Camden
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Carter
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Christie
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michelle de Lys
Lady in Vicky's Dressing Room Before Premiere (uncredited) Lady in Vicky's Dressing Room Before Premiere (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Fischer
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Fisk
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Forrester
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donato Forte
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard George
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Greta Grayson
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Audrey Harman
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Pamela Harrington
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Hébey
Parisian Taxi Driver at Opera Square (uncredited) Parisian Taxi Driver at Opera Square (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Jemmett
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Klare
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Joan Lehman
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joyce Linden
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lisner
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Graham MacCormack
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Enid Martin
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Denise Merrum
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Helene Mladova
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Patricia Norman
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Collin Patrick
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philippe Perrottet
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Phillips
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Emeric Pressburger
Man Waiting on Station Platform (uncredited) Man Waiting on Station Platform (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jackie Smithers
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Saxon Stobart
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Tate
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Meta Thomas
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tore
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Troughton
BBC Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) BBC Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Walton
Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elizabeth West
Lermontov's Secretary (uncredited) Lermontov's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Woodbridge
Doorman - Covent Garden (uncredited) Doorman - Covent Garden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Corps de Ballet (uncredited) Corps de Ballet (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 23,599 votes