One of many edification exercises by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: the world of ballet, on stage and back of it. Enough canny showmanship intervenes to make it not too painful; even, in the art direction and cinematography (Jack Cardiff), quite pleasurable. And in "The Red Shoes Ballet" itself, some Busby Berkeley-isms suspend edification altogether. Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Anton Walbrook. 1948.

3.0 stars

— Duncan Shepherd

  • Rated NR | 2 hours, 13 minutes

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