The Red Shoes (1948)

Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring and Moira Shearer

Considered Powell and Pressburger's magnum opus, The Red Shoes is a well-crafted fairy tale about a ballerina caught between two domineering, creative men. Unusual for its seamless integration of dance sequences in the narrative, this film departs from more traditional musicals, which often separate the choreography from the story.