Sunday, 25 November 2012

Weekend Film - Black Narcissus

Both my maternal Grandmother and her Daughter-in-Law, my Aunt Viv, loved films about nuns and and the 1947 film adaption of Rummer Godden 's book Black Narcissus was one of their favourites. I watched it many times in their company, usually on a Sunday afternoon after a huge roast dinner.

It's a rather melodramatic, psychological drama, in glorious Technicolor, with emotional tensions running high in a convent of Anglican nuns living in a remote location in the Himalayas. Apparently it created quite a bit of controversy and censorship back in 1947 with some scenes being removed prior to the USA release so as not to offend the Catholic Legion of Decency.

 I've added the official trailer to this post but it would seem that you can actually watch the whole film on this Youtube video Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus released by The Rank Organisation, directed byMichael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byronm, Esmond Knight, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, May Hallatt, Eddie Whaley, Jr., Shaun Noble.

1 comment:

  1. Rumer Godden plus Powell and Pressburger -what could be better?