“The Red Shoes” quotes

Movie The Red Shoes
Title The Red Shoes
Year 1948
Directors Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genre Drama, Romance, Music
Plot – Vicky Page is a young dancer who, according to the famous entrepreneur Lermontov, will have a brilliant career. She is in love with a young composer, Julian Craster, who convinces her to leave Lermontov, even if he has made her famous with the "Red Shoes" ballet, inspired to one of Andersen's fairy tales. Regretting her decision, she will come back identifying herself with her character in "Red Shoes" and dance until death.
All actors – Marius Goring, Jean Short, Gordon Littmann, Julia Lang, Bill Shine, Léonide Massine, Anton Walbrook, Austin Trevor, Esmond Knight, Eric Berry, Irene Browne, Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Jerry Verno, Robert Helpmann, Albert Bassermann, Derek Elphinstone, Marie Rambert, Joy Rawlins, Marcel Poncin, Michel Bazalgette, Yvonne Andre, Hay Petrie, Alan Carter, Joan Harris, Joan Sheldon, Paula Dunning, Brian Ashbridge, Denis Carey, Lynne Dorval, Helen Ffrance, Robert Dorning, Eddie Gaillard, Paul Hammond, Tommy Linden, Trisha Linova, Anna Marinova, Guy Massey, John Regan, Peggy Sager, Ruth Sendler, Hilda Gaunt, , Neville Astor, Edmond Audran, Mark Baring, Peter Bayliss, Michael Bayston, Leonard Boucher, Robin Burns, Anne Byatt, Joy Camden, Jack Carter, Elizabeth Christie, Michelle de Lys, Jane Fischer, Peter Fisk, Gladys Forrester, Donato Forte, Richard George, Greta Grayson, Audrey Harman, Pamela Harrington, Jean Hébey, Suzanne Jemmett, Barry Klare, Joan Lehman, Joyce Linden, Charles Lisner, Graham MacCormack, Enid Martin, Denise Merrum, Helene Mladova, Patricia Norman, Yvonne Olena, Collin Patrick, Philippe Perrottet, Leslie Phillips, Emeric Pressburger, Jackie Smithers, Saxon Stobart, Margaret Tate, Meta Thomas, John Tore, Patrick Troughton, Gladys Walton, Elizabeth West, George Woodbridge, Anne Woolliams, Marnia Zarina
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  • “- Boris Lermontov: How would you define ballet, Lady Neston?
    - Lady Neston: Well, one might call it the poetry of motion perhaps, or...
    - Boris Lermontov: One might. But for me it is a great deal more. For me it is a religion. And one doesn't really care to see one's religion practised in an atmosphere... such as this.”

    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov
    Irene Browne - Lady Neston
  • One day when I'm old, I want some lovely young girl to say to me, "Tell me, where in your long life, Mr. Caster, were you most happy?" And I shall say, 'Well, my dear, I never knew the exact place. It was somewhere on the Mediterranean. I was with Victoria Page." "What?" she will say. "Do you mean the famous dancer?" I will nod. "Yes, my dear, I... (continue)(continue reading)
    Marius Goring - Julian Craster
  • “Don't forget, a great impression of simplicity can only be achieved by great agony of body and spirit.”
    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov
  • “- Grischa Ljubov: You can't alter human nature.
    - Boris Lermontov: No? I think you can do even better then that. You can ignore it!”

    Léonide Massine - Ljubov
    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov
  • “Not even the best magician in the world can produce a rabbit out of a hat if there is not already a rabbit in the hat.”
    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov
    [Tag:fate, talent]
  • “- Boris Lermontov: Why do you want to dance?
    - Victoria Page: Why do you want to live?
    - Boris Lermontov: Well I don't know exactly why, er, but I must.
    - Victoria Page: That's my answer too.”

    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov
    Moira Shearer - Victoria Page
  • “A dancer who relies upon the doubtful comforts of human love can never be a great dancer. Never.”
    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov
    [Tag:dancing, love]
  • “The music is all that matters. Nothing but the music.”
    Anton Walbrook - Boris Lermontov