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The Red Danube, a 1949 film about a Russian ballerina after WWII, will be on TCM Monday, February 20 at 2:45 am EST.

Janet Leigh plays the ballerina.

http://www.tcm.com/t...The-Red-Danube/

Please note that TCM uses a peculiar scheduling system. What I would call Tuesday, February 21, they list as Monday, February 20:

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2012-02-20

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I found a little more information about this film on the TCM site:

http://www.tcm.com/2012/31days/index.html#/day20/amadeus/

Go to the bottom of the page and click the down arrow to 2:45 am - it will scroll down to more info about The Red Danube. It seems the film is mainly interested in post-war Europe in the late 40s as the Soviets took control of eastern Europe. It does mention that Janet Leigh took ballet lessons and does a few steps in pointe shoes. No mention of a body double.

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I found a little more information about this film on the TCM site:

http://www.tcm.com/2.../day20/amadeus/

Go to the bottom of the page and click the down arrow to 2:45 am - it will scroll down to more info about The Red Danube. It seems the film is mainly interested in post-war Europe in the late 40s as the Soviets took control of eastern Europe. It does mention that Janet Leigh took ballet lessons and does a few steps in pointe shoes. No mention of a body double.

I saw this film several years ago and I don't remember much dancing but a lot of propaganda... I thought Janet Leigh was unbelievably young and fresh-faced. So different from her later persona.

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