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E.M. Forster (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
18 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
James Ivory 
Writing credits
E.M. Forster (from the novel by)

Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay) and
James Ivory (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Bradley .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
Film Editing by
Katherine Wenning 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Production Design by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
Art Direction by
Peter James 
Brian Savegar 
Costume Design by
Jenny Beavan 
John Bright 
William Pierce (co-costume designer)
Makeup Department
Carol Hemming .... hair stylist
Mary Hillman .... makeup artist
Paolo Mantini .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Raymond Day .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevan Barker .... first assistant director
Lee Cleary .... second assistant director
Simon Moseley .... third assistant director
John G. Phelan .... second assistant director (as John Phelan)
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
Art Department
Amanda Ackland-Snow .... assistant set dresser
Bill Coogan .... stand-by props
Dennis Fruin .... property master
Robert Hill .... stand-by props (as Rob Hill)
Sound Department
Tom Freeman .... assistant sound editor
Max Hoskins .... assistant sound editor
Alan Killick .... dialogue editor
Richard King .... sound re-recordist
Howard Lanning .... footsteps editor
Tony Lenny .... sound editor
Andrew Morris .... boom operator (as Andy Morris)
Anna Shepherd .... assistant sound editor
Mike Shoring .... sound
Adrian Ffooks .... stunts
Harvey Kip .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Altman .... clapper loader
Jack Collins .... gaffer
Steve Costello .... best boy
Tim Dodd .... camera focus (as Tim Dodds)
Kevin Fraser .... grip
John Gardey .... still photographer
Katya Grenfell .... still photographer
Nigel Willoughby .... camera operator
Tony Woodcock .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Burton .... wardrobe assistant
Ray Usher-Cooper .... wardrobe master (as Raymond Usher Cooper)
Editorial Department
Andrew Marcus .... assistant editor
Stacia Thompson .... apprentice editor
John Dowdell .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Choir of Kings College Cambridge .... chorus
Brian Masterson .... music recordist
Mark Potter Jr. .... music editor
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Robert Stewart .... music associate (as Bob Stewart)
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Ben Barker .... production assistant
Nicky Kentish Barnes .... production assistant
Lorely Farley .... continuity
Joe Friedman .... location scout
Natasha Grenfell .... location manager
Sunil Kirparam .... production accountant
Arbell Lowther .... secretary to producer
Maggie Parsons .... location manager
Mira Stout .... unit publicist
Joyce Turner .... production coordinator
Will Tyler .... production accountant (as William Tyler)
Crew believed to be complete

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140 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

First cinema film of Julian Wadham.See more »
Anachronisms: During one of the earlier scenes while Maurice and others are reading/translating with a professor/dean, Maurice is seen clearly wearing a wristwatch. While wristwatches did exist at the time they were rare, and were considered working class so would not have been worn by a gentleman. The wristwatch would not become common until the first world war, when they were given to soldiers to allow them to see the time while both hands were engaged.See more »
Alec Scudder:Now, we shan't never be parted. It's finished.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in First Love and Other Pains (1999)See more »
Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)See more »


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73 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
a closer look of gay life, 31 January 2006
Author: Rita Chang from Shanghai, China

Before I watch Maurice, I almost had no idea of the life of gays. I used to hold the notion that homosexuality was unacceptable and disgusting, which was under the influence of some so-called orthodox thinking. As the time goes by, I gradually realized that you can't make a judgment before truly knowing something about it. Truth is not told by "everybody" but explored and medicated by yourself. And the movie "Maurice" has provided me with a good chance to have a better look at the true life of gays, to perceive their pure and pristine affections towards the same sex, to feel their struggle and desperation under public prejudice and pressure. Though my life is a far cry from that of Maurice and Clive portrayed in the movie, it seems that I can understand them perfectly and are quite empathetic with them. I think that is because what is expressed in the movie is undoubtedly part of human nature, which can strike a chord in the depth of every human being's heart. For that reason, one line in the movie stroke me deeply. When Maurice's psychological doctor advised him to emigrate to countries such as France and Italy where homosexuality was no longer criminal, he said:" England has always been disinclined to accept human nature."

A great movie!

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