Merchant Ivory Movies

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1.
The Householder (1963)
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A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami. (100 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
2.
Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)
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The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays... (120 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
3.
The Guru (1969)
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Britain's top pop artiste, Tom Pickle, travels to Bombay, India, circa 1960s to learn to play the sitar... (112 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
4.
The Mummy (1969)
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An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache. (102 mins.)
 
5.
Bombay Talkie (1970)
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Lucia Lane, an English writer by way of the US, arrives in Bombay to watch the filming of one of her novels... (112 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
6.
Savages (1972)
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism. (106 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
7.
The Wild Party (1975)
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An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all... (95 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
8.
Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
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(55 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
9.
Roseland (1977)
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"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner. (104 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
10.
Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (1978 TV Movie)
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(85 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
11.
3 by Cheever (1979 Mini-Series)
Episode: The 5:48 (1979)
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(59 mins.)
 
12.
The Europeans (1979)
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised... (90 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
13.
Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old. (111 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
14.
Quartet (1981)
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house. (101 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
15.
The Courtesans of Bombay (1983 Documentary)
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Roughly structured over 24 hours, we visit Pavan Pool, a compound in Bombay where poor women sing, dance... (74 mins.)
Director: Ismail Merchant
 
16.
Heat and Dust (1983)
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Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal... (133 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
17.
The Bostonians (1984)
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A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future. (122 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
18.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
19.
My Little Girl (1986)
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A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor. (118 mins.)
 
20.
Maurice (1987)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
21.
The Deceivers (1988)
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
22.
The Perfect Murder (1988)
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Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years... (93 mins.)
 
23.
Slaves of New York (1989)
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Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break... (124 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
24.
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
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Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children. (126 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
25.
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
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A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric... (101 mins.)
Director: Simon Callow
 
26.
Street Musicians of Bombay (1994 Documentary)
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Off-camera, a Western traveler tells us of hearing singing from his hotel window in Bombay. He searches for the source... (59 mins.)
Director: Richard Robbins
 
27.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
28.
The Remains of the Day (1993)
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A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. (134 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
29.
In Custody (1994)
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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man... (126 mins.)
Director: Ismail Merchant
 
30.
Feast of July (1995)
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After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result. (116 mins.)
 
31.
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
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One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president... (139 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
32.
The Proprietor (1996)
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An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block... (113 mins.)
Director: Ismail Merchant
 
33.
Surviving Picasso (1996)
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The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life. (125 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
34.
Side Streets (1998)
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother... (131 mins.)
Director: Tony Gerber
 
35.
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
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This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story... (127 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
36.
Cotton Mary (1999)
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A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past. (124 mins.)
 
37.
The Golden Bowl (2000)
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A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. (130 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
38.
The Mystic Masseur (2001)
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In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico. (117 mins.)
Director: Ismail Merchant
 
39.
Merci Docteur Rey (2002)
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A hot young phone sex addict and his narcissistic opera diva mom. A dangerously agitated hustler and... (91 mins.)
Director: Andrew Litvack
 
40.
Le divorce (2003)
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French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris. (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
41.
Heights (2005)
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Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day. (93 mins.)
Director: Chris Terrio
 
42.
The White Countess (2005)
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Set in 1930s Shanghai, where 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. (135 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
43.
The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
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28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
44.
Before the Rains (2007)
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A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj. (98 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan