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Merchant Ivory Productions

Works: 106 works in 387 publications in 5 languages and 18,753 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: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Merchant Ivory Productions
Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 2,441 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 )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,732 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
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Walker receives word that her pregnant stepsister Rosy has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand, Isabel travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 886 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 724 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. 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 )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 626 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 James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 531 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 )

7 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 522 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 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After winning a grant to write a biography of the Hispanic author Jules Gund, Iranian-American student Omar 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, wife, and mistress. A complex look at loss. Bonus material included
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 478 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 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 450 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 450 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
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 433 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and French and held by 424 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 360 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frail, desperate Marya Celli's status as a thoughtless sweet young thing changes when her husband is jailed for possessing stolen artifacts and she is cast adrift among the amoral denizens of cafe society in Paris in the 1920's
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 305 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, The mystic masseur is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), 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"--Container
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Howards End
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Merchant Ivory

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


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