Into the famous Lermontov Company comes young Victoria Page (Moira Shearer). A ballerina eager to master her craft. Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook) is already aware of Vicky's talents, and soon Vicky is one of the principal artists in the company.
However, Vicky finds herself attracted to the young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring), whom Lermontov has patronised. Soon Vicky finds herself caught between two loves - the simple human passion that has caught up Julian and herself, and the jealous ballet master Lermontov.
All of this comes to a head in the ballet "The Red Shoes". The story concerns a young girl who buys a pair of enchanted red shoes. The shoes cause her to dance and dance for eternity until she is driven to her death.
In life, and in the ballet, Vicky dances to her ultimate destruction...
With a beautiful ballet score by Brian Easdale, and stunning choreography by Sir Robert Helpmann, this is the "Holy Grail" of ballet films.
With Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Albert Basserman, Ludmilla Tcherina and Esmond Knight.
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