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Merchant Ivory Productions

Works: 96 works in 396 publications in 6 languages and 20,253 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Fiction 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Merchant Ivory Productions
Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,426 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 )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,380 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 977 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 887 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and French and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through 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 630 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
The Bostonians by Henry James( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 529 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 523 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 517 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 )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omar Razaghi studia all'Università del Colorado e la sua borsa di studio dipende dalla stesura della biografia di Jules Gund, scrittore sudamericano autore di un unico, venerato romanzo. Poiché gli eredi di Gund sono contrari al progetto, Omar viene convinto dalla compagna a raggiungerli nella loro tenuta in Uruguay, per tentare di ottenerne l'approvazione. Al suo arrivo, tuttavia, troverà una serie di situazioni bizzarre e imprevedibili, ordite dagli stravaganti famigliari dello scrittore: Adam, il fratello cinico e raffinato, Caroline, la vedova orgogliosa, e Arden, la giovane amante che da Gund ha avuto una figlia. La presenza del ragazzo finisce per alterare il precario equilibrio della famiglia, facendo riemergere un passato di intrighi e segreti, ma è lo stesso Omar a dover ripensare la propria vita quando nasce l'amore con la bella Arden
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsey( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 484 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
Before the rains( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 446 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
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 437 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, Claude and Paloma
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 430 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 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic satiric about two fortune-seeking expatriates and their sober American relations
Quartet by Dustin Hoffman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 340 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 299 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 0.14 for James Ivor ... to 0.90 for An evening ...)

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


Production Marchandes

מרצ'נט ואייבורי הפקות


English (263)

French (6)

Italian (3)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

Hindi (1)

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