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The Resource 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, (DVD videorecording)

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, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Cotton Mary
Title
Cotton Mary
Statement of responsibility
Universal ; Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film by Ismail Merchant ; directed by Ismail Merchant ; written by Alexandra Viets ; produced by Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • eng
  • eng
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?
Cataloging source
NAB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, John David Allen ; music, Richard Robbins ; director of photography, Pierre L'Homme
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English (surround) or French language soundtrack with optional French subtitles ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Neena Gupta, Sarah Badel, Joanna David, Sakina Jaffrey, Gemma Jones, Nadira, Prayag Raaj, Surekha Sikri, Laura Lumley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Merchant, Ismail
  • Hafizka, Nayeem
  • Hawley, Richard
  • Viets, Alexandra
  • Scacchi, Greta
  • Jaffrey, Madhur
  • Wilby, James
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Merchant Ivory Productions
  • Universal City Studios
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social classes
  • Racially mixed people
  • English
  • Women
  • India
  • Malabar Coast (India)
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
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, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm45875734
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780783248394
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192097928
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 14767 20979
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45875734
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
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, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm45875734
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Isbn
9780783248394
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192097928
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 14767 20979
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45875734
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

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