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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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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Allan Gray was dismissed as the film's composer to be replaced by Brian Easdale who won an Oscar for his work on the film.
The 15-minute (approximately) "Ballet of the Red Shoes" used a corps de ballet of 53 dancers.
The film went massively over budget and the Rank Company (which financed it and was to release it) had little faith in its commercial potential. It tried to bury the film by not giving it a premiere (backer J. Arthur Rank walked out of its first performance) and by just letting it quietly show at late screenings at a cinema in London. Rank wasn't even prepared to strike a print for the American market. Slowly, however, audiences started to pick up on the film and Rank realized that it might have a potential breakout hit after all. Indeed, when an initial print was made for the US, it played at an off-Broadway theater for an unprecedented 110 weeks. That was enough to convince Universal to take up the distribution rights for the US, which it did in 1951.
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