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The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes(1948)

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  • The exterior of The Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill Gate was shown in the rain because 'Powell, Michael' had often gone there to see plays or the ballet and he reminisced "it always seemed to be raining when one queued up for Madame Rambert's productions".
  • The 15 min (approx) Ballet of the Red Shoes used a corps de ballet of 53 dancers.
  • This film is 9th in the "BFI 100", a list of a hundred of 'the best British films ever' compiled by the British Film Institute in 1999/2000.

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