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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:
"England has always been disinclined to accept human nature." See more (70 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)
 
Location Management
Joe Friedman .... location scout
Natasha Grenfell .... location manager
Maggie Parsons .... location manager
 
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
Sunil Kirparam .... production accountant
Arbell Lowther .... secretary to producer
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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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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:
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 »
Quotes:
Simcox:Oh dear Sir, mud on the carpet. I'll send someone up.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)See more »

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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
"England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.", 12 October 1998
Author: Christopher Sullivan from New York City, USA

"Maurice" (prononced "Morris") is the film adaption of the book by E.M. Forster and stated to be semi-autobiographical of his life. The book was banned for many years and it wasn't until 1987 that this visually splendid film was released from Merchant-Ivory - ("A Room With A View", "Howard's End"). Set in early 19th century England, it details the coming of age story of Maurice Hall, an upper-class aristocrat who falls in love with fellow classmate Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Shortly after their romance begins, a fellow student is entrapped and imprisoned for soliciting a military officer. Out of fear of losing his inheritance and political future, Clive decides to get married. Although hurt and feeling very alone, Maurice continues a close platonic relationship with Clive. After attempts to "cure" his homosexuality fail, Maurice finds himself falling in love with Clive's gamekeeper, Scudder. With the threat of exposure and blackmail always a real possibility, they must risk everything to build a future together. Supporting performances by Denholm Elliot, Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley help make this a true classic. The lush and elegant score is available as part a 3-disc set of Merchant-Ivory film scores. Guys, if you're looking for a great "first-date" video, it really doesn't get much better than "Maurice"!

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