The Dark Angel – Screening and Talk

Projects / Apr 14, 2014

Monday – 14th April, 2014

BFI, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT

A Hidden Heritage – Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930-1951) – Merle Oberon

SACF is working on a film heritage project titled: A Hidden Heritage: Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930 –1951). Among the findings of the project are two actors of Indian origin who rose to international stardom – Merle Oberon and Sabu – on whom we are focusing through the events given below.

Merle Oberon as Cathy in Wuthering Heights, 1939
MERLE OBERON (1911-1979)

who migrated from Calcutta in India to London in 1928, established herself as a mainstream actress in English films made in UK and Hollywood and starred opposite stalwarts such as: Laurence Olivier, Douglas Fairbanks, Fredric March, Marlon Brando and others.

  • FREE talk titled: The Dark Angel: Portrait of Merle Oberon by Dr Charles Drazin @ 11 am in NFT3, BFI, South Bank.
  • FREE screening of: The Dark Angel, starring Merle Oberon @ 2 pm in NFT, BFI South Bank

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