Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Red Shoes, M. Powell, E. Pressburger, UK 1948

Powell's and Pressburger's 1948 masterpiece, The Red Shoes, starring Moira Shearer, will be re-released across the UK on 11 December this year, just in time for Christmas. Playing Ratov, The Red Shoes was Albert Bassermann's last film. Until his emigration in 1933, Bassermann was generally regarded to be Germany's greatest actor. However, once in exile in the US and later, in the UK, he was often unable to obtain the parts that were deserving of his talent. The Red Shoe's Ratov is an exception - although only a supporting role, it gives Bassermann the opportunity one last time to show the full range of his exceptional talent.

See the trailer here: