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Black Narcissus (26-May-1947)

Directors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

Writers: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

From novel: Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden

Music and Sound Score Composed and Conducted by: Brian Easdale

Producers: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger

Keywords: Drama, Nuns

A group five working Anglican nuns depart Calcutta for the Himalayas, to open a convent and dispensary in an abandoned palace which functioned as the Rajah's bordello. The combination of the exotic location and other more corporeal distractions challenge the cohesiveness of their group. Won Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Set Decoration.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kathleen Byron
11-Jan-1921 18-Jan-2009 Black Narcissus
David Farrar
21-Aug-1908 31-Aug-1995 Black Narcissus
Deborah Kerr
30-Sep-1921 16-Oct-2007 From Here to Eternity
Esmond Knight
4-May-1906 23-Feb-1987 The River
Flora Robson
28-Mar-1902 7-Jul-1984 Fire Over England
27-Jan-1924 2-Dec-1963 Jungle Book
Jean Simmons
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls


Deborah Kerr   ...   Sister Clodagh
Sabu   ...   The Young General
David Farrar   ...   Mr. Dean
Flora Robson   ...   Sister Philippa
Esmond Knight   ...   The Old General
Jean Simmons   ...   Kanchi
Kathleen Byron   ...   Sister Ruth
Jenny Laird   ...   Sister Honey
Judith Furse   ...   Sister Briony
May Hallatt   ...   Angu Ayah
Eddie Whaley, Jr.   ...   Joseph Anthony
Shaun Noble   ...   Con
Nancy Roberts   ...   Mother Dorothea
Ley On   ...   Phuba


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