The Red Shoes

N.p. N.p., 1948. Vintage oversize reference photograph of director Michael Powell, actress Moira Shearer, and other cast and crew members posing together on the set of the 1948 British film.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Loosely based on the 1845 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, following an up-and-coming prima ballerina whose personal life is strained by her ballet master's obsessive demand that she devote herself entirely to her career. Powell's tenth collaboration with his longtime partner Emeric Pressburger, a critical success and worthy successor to their 1947 Technicolor classic "Black Narcissus."

Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two.

12 x 9 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 44. Ebert III. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader 41.

[Book #153144]