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Director:
Writers:
E.M. Forster (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
18 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
This movie is timeless See more (69 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
140 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
James Wilby recalls on the DVD extras that there were no rehearsals at all for the movie - only two reads-through, and then the start of filming.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Maurice and Clive enter the auditorium at the Wigmore Hall, the boom mic is reflected in the polished wooden panels on the wall behind them.See more »
Quotes:
Alec Scudder:Tomorrow's Thursday. Friday's packing. Saturday's Southampton, so it's goodbye, Old England.
Maurice Hall:You mean that you and I shan't meet again after now?
Alec Scudder:That's right, you've got it quite correct.
Maurice Hall:Stay with me.
Alec Scudder:Stay? Miss my boat? You daft? Of all the bloody rubbish. Order me about again, you would.
Maurice Hall:It's a chance in a thousand we met. You know it. Why don't you stay?
Alec Scudder:Stay? With you? How? And where? With your Ma? Oh yeah. What would she say if she saw me? All rough and ugly the way I am. My people wouldn't take to you one bit. I don't blame them, either. And how would you run your job, I'd like to know?
Maurice Hall:I shall chuck it.
Alec Scudder:Your job in the City? What gives you money and position? You talk like a man who's never had to earn his living.
Maurice Hall:You can do anything. Once you know what it is. We can live without money, without people. We can live without position. We're not fools. We're both strong. There'd be some place we could go.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
In the FensSee more »

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87 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
This movie is timeless, 23 April 2004
Author: goldilocks_78 from Norway

‘Maurice' had a deep emotional impact on me when I first saw it in my early teens, more than ten years ago. I just saw it again for the first time since then and I was a bit worried that I would be disappointed, but then I was definitely not. It still had the same magic.

To me, this is the #1 Merchant-Ivory work. I find this movie astoundingly profound compared to several other of their movies. This movie is above all accomplished by the excellent acting. It tells a pure and convincing story about struggling to be true to oneself in a world of not only prejudice and firm standards but even serious legal sanctions.

I think ‘Maurice' is far more romantic, and sexy, than most heterosexual love stories I have seen. The love and longing of these men seems so real and pure, especially by the fact that they are consistently being told that their inclination is `unspeakable', and their futures and careers are at stake.

It is great to see Hugh Grant in an early role (his first real movie role?) that is so different from the mainstream comedy entertainer he has become. The ending is stunning. I love that the movie ended exactly where it did, although it is a dread to acknowledge that the war would break out soon after. The music score is enthralling. And Alec Scudder is so beautiful that it hurts.

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