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The Red Shoes
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Jean Short Jean Short
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Gordon Littmann Gordon Littmann
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Julia Lang Julia Lang
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8 years, 6 months ago at Sep 1 6:53
A few years back, I kept coming across those two names, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and they were always referred as some of the best movie directors ever (Martin Scorsese, for example, is a huge fan) and, supposedly, the movies they made together represented the Golden Age of British cinema. After hearing all these, I started to watch all the movies they made together and, by now, I ha... read more
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Under the authoritarian rule of charismatic ballet impressario Boris Lermontov, his proteges realize the full promise of their talents, but at a price: utter devotion to their art and complete loyalty to Lermontov himself. Under his near-obsessive guidance, young ballerina Victoria Page is poised for superstardom, but earns Lermontov's scorn when she falls in love with Julian Craster, composer of "The Red Shoes," the ballet Lermontov is staging to showcase her talents. Vicky leaves the company and marries Craster, but still finds herself torn between Lermontov's demands and those of her heart.
Release date: 6 September 1948
UPC: 037429128220
Tags: 1940s (10), 1948 (9), Ballet (8), Drama (8), Dancing (7), Romance (6), Music (6), UK (5), Melodrama (4), Love Triangle (4), Dance (4), Ballerina (3), Musical (3), Rehearsal (3), Backstage (3), Mediterranean Sea (2), London England (2), Paris France (2), 40's (2), London (2)
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