Black Narcissus

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| | UK | Drama | 1h 41min |
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Stars: Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

Anglo-Catholic nuns in the Himalayas have trouble with climate, morale and one of their number who goes mad with sexual frustration

A group of British nuns are sent into the Himalayas to set up a mission in what was once the harem’s quarters of an ancient palace. The clear mountain air, the unfamiliar culture and the unbridled sensuality of a young prince and his beggar-girl lover begin to play havoc with the nuns’ long-suppressed emotions.

Whilst the young Mother Superior, Sister Clodagh, fights a losing battle for order, the jaunty Mr Dean falls in love with her, sparking uncontrollable jealousy in another nun, Sister Ruth.

Cast

British actress, Deborah Kerr, in a black and white publicity photograph
Sister Clodagh
British actress Flora Robson
Sister Philippa
Jenny Laird
Sister Honey
Judith Furse
Sister Briony
British actress, Kathleen Byron
Sister Ruth
Main title from The Vicar of Bray (1937) (11). Esmond Knight as Dennis Melross
Esmond Knight
The Old General
Sabu
The Young General
David Farrar
Mr Dean
Jean Simmons, British actress, wears a lacy top and a pearl necklace as she poses for a 1950s publicity photo
Kanchi
May Hallatt
Angu Ayah
Eddie Whaley Jr
Joseph Anthony
Shaun Noble
Con
Nancy Roberts
Mother Dorothea
Ley On
Phuba
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Blu-ray and DVD


Black Narcissus Blu-ray [2014]
Black Narcissus Blu-ray from Network and The British Film.  Features Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar and Flora Robson.

Released:
14th August, 2014
Price: £11.15
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Black Narcissus DVD [2005]
Black Narcissus DVD with Deborah Kerr

Released:
26th September, 2005
Price: £6.30
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Film Clip

Director

Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

Producer

Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

Writer

Film Footage

Colour

UK Release

26th May, 1947

Production Companies


The Archers

Independent Producers

Pictures (6)

Black Narcissus Blu-ray from Network and The British Film.  Features Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar and Flora Robson.
Black Narcissus Blu-ray – Network – The British Film
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Black Narcissus (1947) screenshot (4)
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Black Narcissus (1947) screenshot (3)
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Black Narcissus (1947) screenshot (2)
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Black Narcissus (1947) screenshot (1)
Black Narcissus DVD with Deborah Kerr
Black Narcissus (1947) DVD cover (1) | Deborah Kerr

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