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Uniform Title Black narcissus (Motion picture : 1947)
Title Black narcissus / J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; Independent Producers Limited ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, [1947]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD  DVD BLACK    DUE 05-28-22
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD BLAC    Check Shelf
Edition [Full screen].
Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Series The Criterion collection ; 93
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 93.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Cast Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byron.
Credits Photographer, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Reginald Mills ; music, Brian Easdale ; production designer, Alfred Junge.
Note Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1947.
Summary Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr) is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith.
Contents Special features: A conversation with late director Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese -- Paingint With Light (documentary on Jack Cardiff and Black Narcissus by Craig McCall) -- Behind-the-scenes production stills -- Original theatrical trailer -- Language: English mono -- Subtitles: English SDH.
Language Closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Servites -- India -- Drama.
Nuns -- India -- Drama.
British -- India -- Drama.
Nuns -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Himalaya Mountains -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988.
Kerr, Deborah, 1921-2007.
Sabu, 1924-1963.
Farrar, David, 1908-1995.
Robson, Flora, 1902-1984.
Knight, Esmond, 1906-1987.
Simmons, Jean, 1929-2010.
Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998. Black narcissus.
Independent Producers, Ltd.
Archers (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9780780023567
Standard No. 037429152126
Music No. BLA210 Criterion Collection
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