Black Narcissus

by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger 1h40min United Kingdom 1947
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Film details

Black Narcissus
by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.

Status of the VoD copy


  • David Farrar : Monsieur Dean
  • Kathleen Byron : Soeur Ruth
  • Flora Robson : Soeur Philippa
  • Deborah Kerr : Soeur Clodagh
  • And with: Sabu , Jean Simmons, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse


  • Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Scenario Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Original work author Margaret Rumer Godden
  • Photo director Jack Cardiff
  • Set Design Alfred Junge
  • Costume Design Hein Heckroth
  • Sound Stanley Lambourne
  • Editing Reginald Mills
  • Original music Brian Easdale
  • Producer Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
  • Production Compagny Independent Producers, The Archers
  • Distributor Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1947
  • Release date for France07/12/1949
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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