Cohen Films Acquires Merchant Ivory Library

Cohen Media Group acquired the 30 titles that constitute many of the prestige films generated by Merchant Ivory Productions partners Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. There are 21 features, nine documentaries and shorts and Charles S. Cohen pans to restore and rerelease them as part of the Cohen Film Collection. Merchant died in 2005. Among the films in the library are Howards End, Maurice, Shakespeare Wallah and Heat and Dust. Here is the inventory:

The Householder 1963 –Shashi Kapoor,Leela Naidu. Durga Khote
Shakespeare Wallah 1965 – Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell
Autobiography of a Princess 1975 – James Mason, Madhur Jaffrey
Bombay Talkie 1970 – Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Zia Mohyeddin
Savages 1972 – Sam Waterston, Lewis J. Stadlen, Ultra Violet, Kathleen Widdoes
Roseland 1977 – Christopher Walken, Geraldine Chaplin, Lilia Skala, Helen Gallagher
Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie’s Pictures 1978 – Peggy Ashcroft, Saeed Jaffrey, Larry Pine
The Europeans 1979 – Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy
Jane Austen in Manhattan 1980 – Anne Baxter, Robert Powell
Quartet 1981 – Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins
Heat and Dust 1983 – Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor
The Bostonians 1984 – Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn
The Courtesans of Bombay 1983 – Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal
Maurice 1987 – James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott
The Deceivers 1988 – Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor
The Perfect Murder 1988 – Madhur Jaffrey, Stellan Skarsgard, Naseeruddin Shah
The Ballad of the Sad Café 1991 – Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Rod Steiger
Howards End 1992 – Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Vanessa Redgrave
In Custody 1994 – Shashi Kapoor, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi
The Proprietor 1996 – Jeanne Moreau, Sean Young, Christopher Cazenove, Jean-Pierre Aumont
The Mystic Masseur 2001 – Om Puri, Aasif Mandvi, James Fox


The Sword and the Flute 1959
Venice: Themes & Variations 1957
The Creation of Woman 1961
The Delhi Way 1964
Adventures of a Brown Man in Search of Civilization 1972
Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls 1973
Mahatma and the Mad Boy 1974
Sweet Sounds 1976
Street Musicians of Bombay 1994

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