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 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. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable crime of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman. Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder, (Rupert Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook. 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, one that is both romantic moving, and a story of love and self-discovery for all audiences.

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Maurice (1987)

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Romance/Drama · 2h 20m · 9/5/1987

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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 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. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable crime of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman. Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder, (Rupert Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook. 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, one that is both romantic moving, and a story of love and self-discovery for all audiences.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Merchant Ivory Productions, Cinecom Pictures, Film Four International

Budget

$2,600,000

Revenue

$3,130,592
Part Of
Cast
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James Wilby

Maurice Hall
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Hugh Grant

Clive Durham
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Rupert Graves

Alec Scudder
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Denholm Elliott

Doctor Barry
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Simon Callow

Mr. Ducie
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Billie Whitelaw

Mrs. Hall
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Barry Foster

Dean Cornwallis
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Judy Parfitt

Mrs. Durham
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Phoebe Nicholls

Anne Durham
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Patrick Godfrey

Simcox
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Mark Tandy

Risley
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Ben Kingsley

Lasker-Jones
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Kitty Aldridge

Kitty Hall
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Helena Michell

Ada Hall
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Catherine Rabett

Pippa Durham
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Peter Eyre

Rev. Borenius
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Michael Jenn

Archie
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Mark Payton

Chapman
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Orlando Wells

Young Maurice
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Maria Britneva

Mrs. Sheepshanks
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John Elmes

Hill
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Alan Foss

Old Man on Train
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Philip Fox

Dr. Jowitt
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Olwen Griffiths

Mrs. Scudder
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Chris Hunter

Fred Scudder
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Gerald McArthur

Undergraduate (as Gerard McArthur)
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Breffni McKenna

Guardsman
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Miles Richardson

Third Undergraduate
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Phillida Sewell

Matron (as Phillada Sewell)
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Matthew Sim

Featherstonhaugh
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Andrew St. Clair

Second Undergraduate
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Harriet Thorpe

Barmaid
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Julian Wadham

Hull
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Richard Warner

Judge
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Alan Whybrow

Mr. Scudder
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Jean-Marc Barr

French Collegue (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
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Helena Bonham Carter

Lady at Cricket Match (uncredited)
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Adrian Ross Magenty

Dickie Barry (uncredited)
Crew
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James Ivory

Director
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Kit Hesketh-Harvey

Writer
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James Ivory

Writer
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E.M. Forster

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Maurice

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/24/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Maurice

(DVD)

2/24/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Maurice

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/5/2017

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