The Red Shoes (Criterion Collection)

Criterion/Voyager (1948)

Drama, Music, Romance
UK / English / 133 mins
- Keep Case - , - 1 disc
Special Edition
IMDb 8.3
Collection status
Index #1815
Seen It Yes on -
AddedDec 25, 2015
Christmas gift 2015 from Beth

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Marius Goring Julian Craster
Jean Short Terry
Gordon Littmann Ike
Julia Lang A Balletomane
Bill Shine Her Mate
Léonide Massine Ljubov
Anton Walbrook Boris Lermontov
Austin Trevor Professor Palmer
Esmond Knight Livy
Eric Berry Dimitri
Irene Browne Lady Neston
Moira Shearer Victoria Page
Ludmilla Tcherina Boronskaja
Jerry Verno Stage-Door Keeper
Robert Helpmann Ivan Boleslawsky
Albert Bassermann Ratov
Derek Elphinstone Lord Oldham
Marie Rambert Madame Rambert
Joy Rawlins Gwladys - Vicky's friend
Marcel Poncin M. Boudin
Michel Bazalgette M. Rideaut
Yvonne Andre Vicky's Dresser
Hay Petrie Boisson


Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
Writer Michael Powell, Hans Christian Andersen
Producer Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Photography Jack Cardiff
Musician Brian Easdale



The Powell and Pressburger classic is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. Vicky Page, a young ballerina, becomes torn between her love for composer Julian Craster and artistic devotion to her profession, which is dominated by impresario Lermontov. Winner of two Academy Awards the film is visually one of the most innovative and beautiful works of cinema.

Special Edition

Criterion (2010)

Subtitles English
Audio Tracks Mono [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Audience Rating
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Standard (1.33:1)
Features Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie
Profile of The Red Shoes, a documentary
Video interview with director Michael Powell’s widow, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Audio recording of actor Jeremy Irons
Collection of rare publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos
Gallery of items from Scorsese’s personal collection
The Red Shoes Sketches, an animated film
Audio recording of Irons reading the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Red Shoes
Theatrical trailer
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt