U certificateThe Red Shoes is a Film programme that first aired in 1948 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Red Shoes is a 4 star programme

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The Red Shoes (1948)

Directed by
Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

A magnificent fairy tale about a young ballerina torn between two creative but possessive men - one a struggling composer, the other an autocratic impresario. Forced to choose between her career and a happy marriage, she is persuaded to do one last performance of the role that made her famous, with tragic results.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1948

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Red Shoes next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 December 27th, 12:10pm and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland December 27th, 12:10pm. See more...


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
Image for Moira ShearerMoira Shearer...Victoria Page
Ludmilla Tchérina...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