Rumer Godden


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Born
December 10, 1907
Died
November 08, 1998

Biography

Rumer Godden worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Godden worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Black Narcissus" (1947) starring Deborah Kerr and "Enchantment" (1949). Godden had a diverse career throughout the fifties and the nineties, including "The River" (1950), "The Battle of the Villa Fiorita" with Mau...

Biography

Rumer Godden worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Godden worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Black Narcissus" (1947) starring Deborah Kerr and "Enchantment" (1949). Godden had a diverse career throughout the fifties and the nineties, including "The River" (1950), "The Battle of the Villa Fiorita" with Maureen O'Hara (1965), "In This House of Brede" (CBS, 1974-75) and "The Wish That Changed Christmas" (CBS, 1991-92). Toward the end of her career, Godden wrote "The Peacock Spring" (1995-96). Rumer Godden passed away in November 1998 at the age of 91.

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Black Narcissus - You're All Jealous Of Me! Sister Superior Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) confronts Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron), who's cracking up, now out of her habit and ready to leave their Himalayan convent, in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Black Narcissus, 1947
Black Narcissus (1947) - The Place And The People Not a frame of film shot in Asia, the nuns are reading a voiced-over letter from Mr. Dean (David Farrar) about what they're getting into, early in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Black Narcissus, 1947.
River, The (1951) - It Brought A Young Man Further exposition, June Hillman reading from Rumer Godden's novel, from the perspective of young Harriet (Patricia Walter), emphasis this time on Valerie (Adrienne Corri), the parents (Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight) and especially Nan (Suprova Mukerjee), early in Jean Renoir's The River, 1951.
River, The (1951) - Hindus Believe In One God Narration by June Hillman, in the voice of author Rumer Godden and the character Harriet (Patricia Walters), continues, as director Jean Renoir depicts the Indian festival Diwali, Thomas E. Breen as visiting "Captain John," in The River, 1951.
River, The (1951) - The Story Of My First Love Narration by June Hillman, text from the novel by Rumer Godden, cinematography by the director's nephew Claude, shooting on location on the Hooghly river in West Bengal, north of Calcutta, India, opening Jean Renoir's celebrated The River, 1951.
Battle Of The Villa Fiorita, The (1965) - Most Lovers Ask Each Other Top-billed Maureen O'Hara narrates director Delmer Daves' opening, as English housewife Moira, charmed by the visiting Italian artist, co-star Rosanno Brazzi, then chided by peers (Phyllis Calvert, Maxine Audley, Ursula Jeans), in The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita, 1965.
Battle Of The Villa Fiorita, The (1965) - I'll Call My Solicitor Tight direction by Delmer Daves, as Moira (Maureen O'Hara) has just told husband Darrell (Richard Todd), home from a summer abroad, that she's fallen for the visiting Italian composer (Rosanno Brazzi), neighbors gossiping and children (Martin Stephens, Elizabeth Dear) worrying, in The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita, 1965.
Loss Of Innocence (1961) - We Are Not Orphans! Arriving at French lodgings, their Mum taken ill, the Greys (Jane Asher, Elizabeth Dear, Richard Williams, led by Susannah York as "Joss") meet the manager, the help, the owner and boyfriend (Claude Noiller, David Saire, Danielle Darrieux, Kenneth More), early in Loss Of Innocence, 1961.
Loss Of Innocence (1961) - The French Sleep Late The Grey children, first morning at their champagne-country hotel, without their stricken mother, Joss (Susannah York) wakened by Willmouse and Hester (Richard Williams, Jane Asher), who then meet Eliot (Kenneth More), English beau of the proprietress, early in Loss Of Innocence, 1961.
Loss Of Innocence (1961) - Blood Makes Good Business The hotel owner (Danielle Darrieux) diverted by tourists, Paul (David Saire) and the temporarily un-parented Grey kids (Jane Asher, Richard Williams, Elizabeth Dear) chattering when Eliot (Kenneth More), her boyfriend, is entranced by eldest sister Joss (Susannah York), coming downstairs for the first time, in Loss Of Innocence, 1961.
River, The (1951) - I Would Never Understand Men Having tracked the handsome young American veteran Captain John (Thomas E. Breen) through the bazaar, 12 year-old Harriet (Patricia Walters) describes her plan of conquest, in Jean Renoir's tale of early 20th century colonial India, The River, 1951.
Black Narcissus - Work Them Hard Mother Dorothea (Nancy Roberts) briefing new and young Sister Superior Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) regarding staff (Judith Furse, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird, Kathleen Byron) for the new mission in the Himalayas, in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Black Narcissus, 1947.

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