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Title Cotton Mary / Universal ; Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film by Ismail Merchant ; directed by Ismail Merchant ; written by Alexandra Viets ; produced by Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Department  DVD COTTON MARY    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file DVD video rda
Motion picture
System Details DVD.
Cast Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Neena Gupta, Sarah Badel, Joanna David, Sakina Jaffrey, Gemma Jones, Nadira, Prayag Raaj, Surekha Sikri, Laura Lumley.
Credits Editor, John David Allen ; music, Richard Robbins ; director of photography, Pierre L'Homme.
Note Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
GMD: videorecording.
Summary 1954, the Malabar Coast. British and Anglo-Indian identities blur when an English-woman with a neglectful husband births a sickly baby. Cotton Mary, a hospital aide and moralizing Anglophile who claims her father was a British officer, takes over the infant's care and, without a word to the mother, takes the baby daily to her sister to nurse. Mary moves into the English household, taking over more and more duties as she plays on the mother's fatigue and lack of spousal counsel: in effect, Mary colonizes the English household while she pilfers its stores and tells tall tales to her own family. For how long can Mary sustain her rule before the Englishwoman stands on her own feet?
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English (surround) or French language soundtrack with optional French subtitles ; closed-captioned in English.
Chronological Term Since 1947
Subject Social classes -- India -- Drama.
Racially mixed people -- India -- Drama.
Indic drama (English)
Women -- India -- Drama.
English drama. (OCoLC)fst00910737
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst00922105
Films for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst00924314
Racially mixed people. (OCoLC)fst01086595
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Social history. (OCoLC)fst01122498
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
India -- Social conditions -- 1947- -- Drama.
Malabar Coast (India) -- Drama.
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
India -- Malabar Coast. (OCoLC)fst01242659
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Added Author Scacchi, Greta, actor.
Jaffrey, Madhur, 1933- actor.
Wilby, James, actor.
Gupta, Neena, actor.
Badel, Sarah, actor.
David, Joanna, actor.
Jaffrey, Sakina, actor.
Jones, Gemma, actor.
Nadira, 1932-2006, actor.
Raj, Prayag, actor.
Sikri, Surekha, actor.
Lumley, Laura, actor.
Merchant, Ismail. Director.
Viets, Alexandra. Screenwriter.
Hafizka, Nayeem. Producer.
Hawley, Richard. Producer.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Merchant Ivory Productions.
Universal City Studios.
ISBN 0783248393
Standard No. 025192097928
Music No. 20979 Universal Studios
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