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Title of the Film THE RED SHOES
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English Titles  
Year of Release 1948
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 136
Length (in meters) 3723
Colour colour
Genre Drama, romance, music
Based on/Source Fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Production Companies Independent Producers, Archers Film Productions
Producer(s) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tcherina, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine, Albert Bassermann
Literature Times, 22 July 1948
Kinematograph Weekly, 22 July 1948
Jewish Chronicle, 23 July 1948
Punch, 4 August 1948
Picturegoer, 28 August 1948
Picture Post, 28 August 1948
Monthly Film Bulletin, August 1948
Manfred George: Eine grosse Augenfreude. Aufbau, 29 October 1948
New York Times, 31 October 1948
American Cinematographer, March 1949
Stephen Watts: GONE TO EARTH and all that! Picturegoer, 4 November 1950
Films in Review, December 1950
Mark Connelly: THE RED SHOES. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005
Special notes Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Art direction and costumes: Hein Heckroth

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