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Black Narcissus (1947) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger and George R. Busby.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Alfred Junge; Set Decoration: Alfred JungeWon
Best CinematographyJack CardiffWon
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Black Narcissus (1947): Another Archers Masterpiece

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 21, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Under their collaborative umbrella, The Archers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger formed one of the most mystifying and extraordinary partnerships within the annals of British cinema history. Black Narcissus is just one of the many enchanting jewels in their collective crown. Part of the acclai... Read full article


Deborah Kerr leads an order of nuns in the dazzling “Black Narcissus”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 18, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Deborah Kerr leads an order of nuns in the dazzling “Black Narcissus” Black Narcissus (1947) is a psychological drama directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, and Flora Robson. The film was written and produced by Powell and P... Read full article


From the Archives - Black Narcissus ( 1947 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 21, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In this scene from Powell & Pressburger's Black Narcissus ( 1947 ), Sister Clodagh ( Deborah Kerr ) works on a lovely needlepoint while in the convent of St. Faith high up in the Himalayan mountains. This is one of her few moments of relaxation before havoc breaks loose at the convent. From the ... Read full article


The Nitrate Experience, BLACK NARCISSUS at TCMFF 2017

By The Lady Eve on Apr 11, 2017 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Kathleen Byron and Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus, a production of The Archers One of the truly sublime experiences (and there were many) of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival was the joy of viewing a nitrate print of The Archers' (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) great masterpiece Bla... Read full article


The Nitrate Experience, BLACK NARCISSUS at TCMFF 2017

By The Lady Eve on Apr 11, 2017 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Kathleen Byron and Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus, a production of The Archers One of the truly sublime experiences (and there were many) of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival was the joy of viewing a nitrate print of The Archers' (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) great masterpiece Bla... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sister Clodagh: We all need discipline. You said yourself they're like children. Without discipline we should all behave like children.
Mr. Dean: Oh. Don't you like children, Sister?


Sister Ruth: What can you do with them? They look very stupid to me. Remember, they can't speak a word of Hindustani, *or* English.


Mother Dorothea: [At their Order's office in Calcutta] Sister Clodagh, we may proceed with our plans at Mopu. It will be called "Saint Faith."
Sister Clodagh: [Mechanically repeating the Reverend Mother's words] "Saint Faith."
Mother Dorothea: And YOU have been appointed to take charge of Saint Faith.
Sister Clodagh: I, Reverend Mother?
Mother Dorothea: You... You will be the youngest Sister Superior in our order.
Sister Clodagh: Thank you, Reverend Mother.


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Facts about

The embroidery being done by Sister Clodagh is of St Francis of Assisi.
St Faith (Sainte Foy in French, Santa Fe in Spanish) is supposedly a French martyr executed at Agen in Gaul (France) during the period when Diocletian was persecuting the Christians. She was tortured to death in a red-hot brazier. Her shrine is at Conques, France.
A Technicolor corporation executive claimed that this film was the best example of the Technicolor process.
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