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Black Narcissus (1947) Movie Information

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Black Narcissus (1947)
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Overall Rank:

1479

Avg. Rating:

2.95/4

# of Ratings:

40

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/13/1947

DVD Release:

07/20/2010

Director:

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Actors:

Deborah Kerr
Flora Robson
Jean Simmons
David Farrar
May Hallatt
Jenny Laird

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A young nun is promoted to Mother Superior of a convent in the mountains of an Asian country. She may, or may not, make it through the year. -- sapien

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Yojimbo 10/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Beautifully shot but ridiculously dated melodrama about nuns resisting temptation in the form of roguish David Farrar amidst the quaint and "child-like" natives who "all look alike". Worth watching for the visuals (many shots seem like a framed oil painting) but the hysterical melodrama and stodgy dialogue will put many (myself included) off.

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sapien 09/04/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

The racism was a little too thick for my tastes. But, the plot was somewhat interesting. And, the scenery was amazing!

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mitchellyoung 05/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

There's a lot going on here and some of the social and religious subplots didn't quite work for me, as they were approached too matter-a-factly and without a lot of depth. What really does work, though, is the love triangle that drives the film's striking climax. Kathleen Byron, as a mentally unhinged nun, steals every scene with her mad gaze.

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Allison 03/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I don't agree that this is among Michael Powell's best films but most people seem to enjoy it.

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