Merchant/Ivory Productions

The Bostonians - Olive, a militant suffragette, takes on the education of Verena, a brilliantly gifted but naive young girl. Olive wants to mold and use this gift for the feminist cause. But Verena is also loved by Basil Ransom, a young lawyer with views strenuously opposed to the Boston feminists. (DVD 14887)

The Remains of the Day - The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord. (DVD 993)

Maurice - E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality. (DVD 14880)

Howard's End - A story about class divisions in Edwardian England, and the tragic series of events that occurs when two impulsive middle-class sisters become involved with a working class couple and a wealthy family. (DVD 15936)

Shakespeare Wallah - The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry. (DVD 9988)

Savages - A tribe of primitive mud people encounter a croquet ball, rolling through the forest. Following it, they find themselves on a large, deserted estate. After entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles of people at a party. (DVD 14878)

A Room With a ViewA young woman wants a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion. (DVD 1187)

Quartet - The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya. Based on a novel by Jean Rhys. (DVD 13009)

The Europeans - A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down. (DVD 11344)

Bombay Talkie - A British writer, seeks out new adventures in India. She comes across a Bollywood star and his director and has romantic relations with both, thereby opening up a culture-clash can of worms. (DVD 2879)

The Householder - The story of a shy, Delhi schoolteacher who marries and then, little by little, gets to know his wife during their first year together. This story, derived from the culture of modern India, is able to relate to the problems of young couples everywhere. (DVD 10597)

The Wild Party - Since "talking pictures" have come in, Jolly has been losing his box-office appeal so he has produced, using all his savings, a film that will be screened for all the studio heads that night at the party. His plans go awry when a starlet turns up dead. (DVD 3337)

Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures - In India, a young Maharaja and his sister possess a collection of Indian miniature paintings. Two art collectors try to scam the artwork out of the Maharaja's hands while the collection's curator works both sides against each other. (DVD 12984)

Roseland - Three interlocking stories set in New York City's legendary Roseland dance palace. In the first segment, The Waltz, a widow comes to the Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband. In The Hustle a gigolo, with three women in his life, juggles varying degrees of romance and companionship. In The Peabody, an older Viennese woman sets out to win a dance contest despite warnings that it could imperil her health. (DVD 14944)

The Golden Bowl - Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover. Complications ensue. (DVD 2897)