Released in the USA on August 13 of 1947, "Black Narcissus" (also known as "Schwarze Narzisse, Die", "Narciso nero", "Schwarze Narzisse") is a Drama film directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, and written by Michael Powell , starring Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Sabu and Esmond Knight.
Exquisite Yearning ! . . . Exotic Living ! High in a hidden mountain village of a strange land and extravagant dreams and desires become exciting realities !
Who directed "Black Narcissus":
Black Narcissus was directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Michael Powell was an English director, writer, producer, and actor. Before Black Narcissus, he had directed A Matter of Life and Death, released in 1946, 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945), A Canterbury Tale (1944), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), 49th Parallel (1941), and The Thief of Bagdad (1940). Since, Michael Powell directed The Red Shoes, released in 1948, The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), Gone to Earth (1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), The Wild Heart (1952), and Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955).
Emeric Pressburger was an author, screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. Before directing Black Narcissus, he had directed A Matter of Life and Death, released in 1946, 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945), A Canterbury Tale (1944), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942). Since, Emeric Pressburger directed The Red Shoes, released in 1948, The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), Gone to Earth (1950), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), The Wild Heart (1952), and Twice Upon a Time (1953).
When was "Black Narcissus" released:
Black Narcissus was initially released on Wednesday, August 13, 1947, in the United States. Also released on Wednesday, August 13, 1947 have been Adventure Island, News Hounds (dir. William Beaudine), and Singapore (dir. John Brahm). This was seventy-two (72) years ago.
It has been released on Monday, May 26, 1947 in the United Kingdom; Saturday, November 07, 1998 in France; Monday, August 29, 1949 in Germany and on Saturday, March 17, 1951 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Black Narcissus":
At the casting of Black Narcissus we find Deborah Kerr, previously seen in I See a Dark Stranger (1946) and Perfect Strangers (1945); Flora Robson (Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Saratoga Trunk (1945)); Jean Simmons (Hungry Hill (1947), Great Expectations (1946)) [ more... ]
- Shaun Noble and Flora Robson, Jean Simmons also worked together in Caesar and Cleopatra, released in 1945.
- Kathleen Byron and Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons also appeared together in Young Bess, released in 1953.
- Esmond Knight and Deborah Kerr also appeared together in Contraband, released in 1940.
- Jean Simmons and Flora Robson have both also be seen in Dominique, released in 1978.
What is the Storyline of "Black Narcissus":
A group of Anglican nuns travel to a remote location in the Himalayas (the Palace of Mopu, near Darjeeling) to set up a school and hospital for the local people, only to find themselves increasingly seduced by the sensuality of their surroundings in a converted seraglio high up in the mountains, and by the local British agent Mr Dean (David Farrar). Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), the Sister Superior, is attempting to forget a failed romance at home in Ireland. Tensions mount as Dean's laid-back charm makes an [...]
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