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  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Not Rated
    101 min | Drama
Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated
101 min | Drama

A group of nuns struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad.
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Writers
Composer
Brian Easdale (music and sound score composed by)
Cinematographer
Jack Cardiff (photographed in Technicolor by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 1947 (United States)

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Cast

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18 cast members
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Deborah Kerr
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Flora Robson
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Jenny Laird
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Judith Furse
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Kathleen Byron
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Esmond Knight
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Sabu
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David Farrar
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Jean Simmons
Kanchi Kanchi   See fewer
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May Hallatt
Angu Ayah Angu Ayah   See fewer
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Eddie Whaley Jr.
Joseph Anthony Joseph Anthony   See fewer
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Nancy Roberts
Mother Dorothea Mother Dorothea   See fewer
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Ley On
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Joan Cozier
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Maxwell Foster
Clodagh's Father in Flashback (uncredited) Clodagh's Father in Flashback (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Scudamore
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Helen Debroy Summers
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7.8 / 10 | 24,697 votes