About

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that c...

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Written by

Michael Powell (Co-Writer)
Emeric Pressburger (Screenplay)
Hans Christian Andersen (Writer)

Runtime

133 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Dance she did, and dance she must - between her two loves

Cast

Keywords

london england music lover ballet dance composer new love ballet dancer dance performance red shoes

Photos

Lists

#164 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#149 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#9 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story