Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

One of my favorite actresses ever, Deborah Kerr, star of classic thrillers like The Innocents ('61), Eye of the Devil ('66), I See a Dark Stranger ('46) and of course some of the greatest Powell / Pressburger films of all time like Black Narcissus ('47) and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp ('43), born this day in Scotland in 1921.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tremendous actress! The Innocents is amazing, and I'm glad to see you mention Black Narcissus, it's one of my favorites too!

Karswell said...

Indeed, and though many people wouldn't catalogrize Black Narcissus as "horror" I think when actress Kathleen Byron (as Sister Ruth) goes completely nuts and is running loose at the end of the film there are definitely some terrifying moments. The whole scene is shot so amazingly, and is truly one of the most haunting and intense performances ever captured on film.

Of course most people are familiar with Kerr for her famous kiss on the beach scene in From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster.

Anonymous said...

TCM just showed I See A Dark Stranger yesterday, I'm glad I caught it, she was so young and gorgeous in it.

Karswell said...

I watched it yesterday too, excellent movie. I loved the nightmare sequence when we finally get to see how she disposed of the corpse in the wheelchair. Saying she was "young and gorgeous" in this movie is almost an understatement, how about "breathtaking?"