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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, Pied Piper to Aspiring Ballerinas

By Judy on Aug 3, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This post is part of A Shroud of Thoughts? The British Invaders Blogathon. Check out all the great entries!? Why did this film about the terrible choices a woman must make for her art inspire generations of ballerinas? Every little girl raised on Hans Christian Anderson knows that Karen, the red sh... Read full article

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Christopher Challis had just graduated from camera operator to director of photography having previously worked with Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and Jack Cardiff. However, on hearing that the three would be working together on a film about ballet, he went to them and told them that he would happily revert back to the role of camera operator just for the chance of working with them again.
Film debut of Moira Shearer.
Technicolor founders Herbert T. Kalmus and Natalie Kalmus considered this film the best example of Three-Strip Technicolor. During the filming, however, Natalie Kalmus often complained that Jack Cardiff wasn't following the rules laid down for Technicolor films and demanded that they re-shoot various scenes. But Michael Powell always backed up Cardiff and they got the film they wanted.
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