The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

By Michael Powell

  • Genre: Michael Powell
  • Release Date: 1948-09-06
  • Advisory Rating: U
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Director: Michael Powell
  • Production Company: Independent Producers
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
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This Powell and Pressburger classic is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made and winner of three Oscars. The Red Shoes contains the first full-length English ballet especially written for the screen. Choreographed by Australian-born Sir Robert Helpmann of the Royal Ballet Company, and partially conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, the story is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale of a young girl who cannot stop thinking about her red dancing shoes.