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Title of the Film BLACK NARCISSUS
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1947
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 100
Length (in meters) 2742
Colour Technicolor
Genre Melodrama
Based on/Source Eponymous novel by Rumer Godden
Production Companies The Archers
Producer(s) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Director Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, Kathleen Byron, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, Jean Simmons
Literature Picture Post, 21 December 1946
Times, 24 April 1947
Kinematograph Weekly, 24 April 1947
Jewish Chronicle, 25 April 1947
Punch, 30 April 1947
Picturegoer, 24 May 1947
Monthly Film Bulletin, May 1947
New York Times, 14 August 1947
The Nation, 30 August 1947 (James Agee)
Aufbau, 5 September 1947
Palestine Post, 19 January 1948
Michael Walker: BLACK NARCISSUS. Framework, no. 9 (Winter 1978/79).
Sarah Street: BLACK NARCISSUS. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005.
Sarah Street: British Cinema, American Reception: BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) and the Legion of Decency. In: James Chapman, Mark Glancy, Sue Harper (eds.): The New Film History. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Special notes Screenplay by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Art direction: Alfred Junge
Costumes: Hein Heckroth
Draughtsman: William Kellner

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