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The Red Shoes

Talented young dancer Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) catches the eye of brilliant yet ruthless ballet impresario Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), who takes her under his wing. Vicky blossoms under the tutelage of chief choreographer Grisha Ljubov (Leonide Massine) and Lermontov considers her as a potential prima ballerina. To test this promise, he casts Vicky as the lead in a new ballet called The Red Shoes and asks Julian Craster (Marius Goring) to compose the score. At first, Vicky and Julian clash but they eventually fall in love behind the scenes, which creates friction with Lermontov. He demands absolute devotion from his dancers and Vicky is forced to choose between two dreams.