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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

None is shown, but there is a scene with Victoria Page and Julian Craster riding in a carriage and kissing. The carriage is one of those old-fashioned vehicles with curtains for privacy. As Vicki is about to wake up the carriage driver, who has nodded off while sitting in his seat, Julian grabs her, and they kiss passionately. The camera then cuts to the outside of the carriage, and then back to Julian and Vicki, apparently sometime later. Both are sweating slightly, perhaps implying that they have just had sex, although both still have their clothes on. This, however, is open to interpretation.

Violence & Gore

Vicky is seen with some blood on her after she dances off a high balcony, falls on the railroad track, and is run over by a train.


Moira Shearer makes one blasphemous exclamation close to the film's end.

A huge bottle of wine is seen at a party. Ivan is seen to be drunk at that same party.

Some cigarette butts are seen in an ashtray and some people are seen smoking (Julian while he plays piano for Vicky in Lermontov's office).

The scene where Vicki is hit by a train could be frightening to some viewers, although we don't see her being hit by the train - just the aftermath where there is some blood, and she is obviously dying.

Emotionally intense scenes during the ballet of The Red Shoes, especially after the girl leaves the fair.

On Vicki's wedding night, Lermontov , in frustrated jealousy, smashes a mirror with his fist after receiving a telegram announcing that she and Julian have just been married.

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Australia:G / Finland:S / Iceland:L / Ireland:G / Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1948) / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:Btl / UK:U / UK:U (re-issue) (2009) / UK:U (re-issue) (1960) / USA:Not Rated / West Germany:12

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