The Red Shoes

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (directors, screenwriters)
Keith Winter (screenwriter)
Hans Christian Andersen (story)
Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Anton Walbrook, Leonide Massine (starring)

London: The Rank Organization, 1948. Collection of 16 vintage reference photographs from the 1948 British film. Printed mimeo snipes adhered to the versos. Included with the photographs is a single leaf program from the original British release of the film.

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. Michael 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.

Photographs 8 x 10 inches. Generally Near Fine, one with faint foxing on the margins.

Program 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with faint soil and dampstaining at the margins.

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

[Book #156238]