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The Red Shoes (1948) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and George R. Busby.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hein Heckroth; Set Decoration: Arthur LawsonWon
Best Film EditingReginald MillsNominated
Best Music - ScoringBrian EasdaleWon
Best PictureJ. Arthur Rank-ArchersNominated
Best WritingEmeric PressburgerNominated

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Old Hollywood Villains: Boris Lermontov in The Red Shoes (1948)

By Amanda Garrett on May 18, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm looking at the character of Boris Lermontov as played by Anton Walbrook in The Red Shoes. He is with Moira Shearer in this photo. This article is part of The Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Silver Screenings, Speakeasy, and Shadows and Satin. Some old Hollywood villains commit th... Read full article

The Red Shoes

By Michael on May 16, 2015 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Note : this review is my contribution to the blogathon My Favorite Classic Movie hosted by Rick at Classic Film & TV Caf?. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1948) A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. As ... Read full article

TCM Essentials: The Red Shoes

By Amanda Garrett on May 15, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

The enchanting ballet film, The Red Shoes (1948), starring Moira Shearer, will air at 8 p.m. May 16 on TCM as part of its Essentials series. The British movie, The Red Shoes (1948), is one of the best movies ever made about the ballet and it also stands alongside The Wizard of Oz (1939) as one ... Read full article

The Red Shoes (1948)

By Beatrice on Mar 23, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Red Shoes Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Written by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger from a story by Hans Christian Andersen 1948/UK The Archers/Independent Producers Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #222 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die [Vicky thinks for a shor... Read full article

The Red Shoes (1948)

on Aug 23, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Summer Under the Stars has already seen a director in the spotlight (Otto Preminger and Laura which you can read here).?? For today, we’ll look at the directing duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.? The Red Shoes is a swirling, glorious fairy tale of artistic expression and obsession.... Read full article

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When people complained to Hein Heckroth about the grim ending, he pointed out to them that in Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale, the ballerina had her feet hacked off by a woodsman to stop her dancing.
On her first day of shooting, Moira Shearer got badly sunburned and developed a blister on her back. Later in the production she also wrenched her neck quite badly when called to leap from a window, and received a scratch that turned into an abscess. Shearer would often find herself being suspended in a harness for up to eight hours while being buffeted by wind machines.
Casting the role of Vicky Page was a tough call for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Ideally they wanted a ballerina who could act and who also had to be ravishingly beautiful. They were thrilled when they discovered Moira Shearer who was second to Margot Fonteyn at the famous Sadler's Wells Ballet, but she initially rebuffed them. In the year it took to persuade her to come round, the directors were forced to consider casting actresses like Ann Todd and Hazel Court, and cheating with a real ballerina in the ballet sequences.
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