Maurice Maurice


James Ivory

Maurice (Merchant Ivory DVD)

Merchant Ivory DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1987
  • 140 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English

Set against the stifling conformity of pre–World War I English society, E.M. Forster’s Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one’s sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality was punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret. Sparkling direction by James Ivory, distinguished performances from the ensemble cast, and a charged score by Richard Robbins all combine to create a film of immense power. Maurice is a romantic, moving story of love and self-discovery for all audiences.


Maurice HallJames Wilby
Clive DurhamHugh Grant
Alec ScudderRupert Graves
Mr. DucieSimon Callow
Dr. BarryDenholm Elliott
Mrs. HallBillie Whitelaw
Dean CornwallisBarry Foster
Mrs. DurhamJudy Parfitt
Anne DurhamPhoebe Nicholls
SimcoxPatrick Godfrey
RisleyMark Tandy
Dr. Lasker-JonesBen Kingsley


DirectorJames Ivory
ProducerIsmail Merchant
ScreenplayKit Hesketh-Harvey and James Ivory
From the novel byE.M. Forster
Associate producerPaul Bradley
MusicRichard Robbins
CinematographyPierre Lhomme
EditingKatherine Wenning
CostumesJenny Beavan and John Bright
Production designBrian Ackland-Snow
Art DirectionPeter James and Brian Savegar

Disc Features

  • Luminous high-definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Conversation with the filmmakers, part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Richard Robbins
  • The Story of “Maurice,” featuring new interviews with screenwriter Kit Hesketh-Harvey and actors James Wilby, Hugh Grant, and Rupert Graves
  • Over thirty minutes of deleted and alternate scenes, including a reconstructed opening sequence, with commentary by James Ivory
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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