racechanging: Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus

A group of nuns are dispatched to establish a new convent and school high in the Himalayas. After a difficult journey they find that their new home is a ramshackle old building on the edge of a cliff that had been abandoned by a religious Brotherhood many years before.

The heir to the throne of a princely Indian state who has come to the convent for his education, becomes infatuated with Kanchi (Jean Simmons), a lower caste dancing girl.

The makeup

George Blackler was the (uncredited) makeup artist.