Overview

A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.

  1. Michael Powell

    Director, Writer

  2. Emeric Pressburger

    Director, Writer

  3. Rumer Godden

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Deborah Kerr

    Deborah Kerr

    Sister Clodagh

  2. David Farrar

    David Farrar

    Mr. Dean

  3. Flora Robson

    Flora Robson

    Sister Philippa

  4. Kathleen Byron

    Kathleen Byron

    Sister Ruth

  5. Sabu

    Sabu

    The Young General

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 26, 1947
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $424,000.00

Revenue -

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