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Merchant Ivory Productions

Overview
Works: 105 works in 375 publications in 5 languages and 18,589 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Romance films  Historical films  Domestic fiction  Comedy films 
Roles: 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 )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 2,477 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 E. M Forster( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 975 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex quadrangle develops when American millionaire collector Verer and his daughter Maggie innocently marry a pair of lovers, Charlotte and a charming but penniless Italian prince
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible
The Bostonians by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive, a militant 19th century suffragette, takes on the education of a young girl with the gift of oratory. Olive hopes to use her gift for the feminist cause, but finds her student involved in a love triangle with Basil Ransom, a young lawyer from Mississippi, who is strongly opposed to the feminists in Boston
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 526 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
The city of your final destination( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After winning a grant, Omar Razaghi travels to the estate of the late Uruguayan author Jules Gund in order to convince his three executors to let him write an authorized biography
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 476 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
Heights( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 456 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 455 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
Before the rains( Visual )

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

Home use only
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the ledgendary artist Pable Picasso. The world knew his 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
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and French and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain-faced and unhappy, the eccentric Miss Amelia marries and publicly humiliates Marvin Macy, a charming con man who has fallen in love with her, causing him to battle to break her spirit and her heart as an act of revenge
The Europeans by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 359 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 )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 347 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 )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama. An affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood)
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Ganesh, a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary "mystic masseur" propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self. Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Howards End
Alternative Names
Merchant Ivory

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

MIP

Production Marchandes

מרצ'נט ואייבורי הפקות

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Languages
English (242)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
The white countessThe golden bowlThe BostoniansHeightsBombay talkieJames Ivory in conversation : how Merchant Ivory makes its moviesMerchant Ivory's English landscape : rooms, views, and Anglo-Saxon attitudes