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Merchant Ivory Productions

Works: 102 works in 425 publications in 6 languages and 20,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  History  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodrama 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Merchant Ivory Productions
Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 2,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on E.M. Forster's novel of requited love. A young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this gargantuan art-house hit
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rule-bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Walker travels to Paris to visit her pregnant stepsister Roxy, by chance arriving on the same day that Roxy's husband Charles-Henri leaves the marriage, apparently for another woman. As Isabel stays to offer help and support, the two young women start living it up with the locals and American expatriates, and Isabel finds herself being wooed by an older French man- who happens to be related to Roxy's ex-husband
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd and sometimes illicit jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family
The golden bowl by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an improvished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Though a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
The Bostonians by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive, a militant suffragette, takes on the education of Verena, a brilliantly gifted but naive young girl. Olive wants to mold and use this gift for the feminist cause. But Verena is also loved by Basil Ransom, an impecunious young lawyer with views strenuously opposed to the Boston feminists. The contest is met between Basil and Olive. The prize: possession of Verena
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1970s, a woman travels to India to find the truth about her great-aunt, who left her British husband for an Indian prince in the 1930s
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson visits France where he meets a beautiful woman. Because he promised his dead wife that he wouldn't marry again, he must resist this worldly and mysterious woman, but he then falls for another
The city of your final destination( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After winning a grant to write a biography of the Hispanic author Jules Gund, Iranian-American student Omar (Omar Metwally) must travel to Uruguay and convince the family to give him permission. Omar finds more than expected as he tries to persuade the late writer's brother (Anthony Hopkins), wife (Laura Linney), and mistress (Charlotte Gainsbourg). A complex look at loss, The City of Your Destination is a moving drama from director James Ivory
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him
Before the rains( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, an idealistic young man finds himself torn between his ambitions and his family, his village, and his past. Loyalties are tested and destinies decided as two worlds collide
Heights( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows five people over a 24 hour period on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. Isabel's mother, Diana, learns that her husband has a new lover and begins to re-think her life choices and, especially, her open marriage. Diana and Isabel's paths cross with Alec, a young actor, and with Peter, a journalist. Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec, and Peter must choose what kind of lives they will lead before the sun comes up on the next day
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of two lovers, Lizzie and Sanju, one belongs to an obsolete English travelling theatre group, the other is a rich young Indian playboy. Their affair-sudden, electric, brief-provides the pivot for a story about the decline and fall of British power in modern India
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatned with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
The Europeans by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama and an affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood). A visiting English author becomes involved with a married Indian movie star; when the romance fizzles she flees to an ashram
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.12 for James Ivor ... to 0.90 for Casa Ivory ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Remains of the Day
Alternative Names
Merchant Ivory

Merchant Ivory Productions film company founded in 1961 by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory


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The Remains of the DayThe white countessThe golden bowlThe BostoniansHeightsBombay talkieJames Ivory in conversation : how Merchant Ivory makes its movies