Which 1963 film was the first under the Merchant Ivory Productions banner?

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1Merchant Ivory Productions

History. Merchant Ivory Productions was founded in 1961 by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory in India to produce English language films.. After early, modest successes with films such as The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, and Bombay Talkie, Merchant and Ivory suffered a lean period during the 1970s.Films such as Jane Austen in Manhattan and The Wild Party failed to find an audience.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Ivory_Productions

2Which 1963 film was the first under the Merchant Ivory Productions banner?
I n 1959, James Ivory, 31, and Ismail Merchant, 23, were introduced to each other at a film screening in New York. Their backgrounds could hardly have been more different, but the sensibilities …
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/07/15/reign-merchant-ivory-nobody-has-ever-captured-english/

3Ismail Merchant

Under the Merchant Ivory banner, the duo produced and directed over 50 films, which earned them at least 31 Oscar nominations, and six Oscars. The first of these, The Householder , was made in 1963. It starred Indian actors Shashi Kapoor and Leela Naidu, and was based on Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s book of the same name.
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4Shashi Kapoor

He was also known internationally starring in British and American films under the banner of Merchant Ivory Productions which was run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. He was the first Indian …
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5Merchant Ivory Productions

Merchant Ivory’s next film, a 27-minute short, was not only produced but for the first time also directed by Merchant. Mahatma and the Mad Boy, the idea for which was suggested by Sajid Khan, a child star of Indian films who plays the vagrant boy on a Bombay beach, was filmed in 1973 and received highly favorable reviews when it was shown in London the following year.
http://www.merchantivory.com/filmography

6James Ivory

The two teamed up and created their first film together, The Householder, in 1963. This led to a long, critically-acclaimed director-producer partnership through Merchant Ivory Productions that lasted until Merchant’s death in 2005.
https://www.dga.org/Craft/VisualHistory/Interviews/James-Ivory.aspx

7Which 1963 film was the first under the Merchant Ivory Productions banner?
Upon the film’s completion, Merchant convinced a theater owner to place The Creation of Woman on a bill with one of Ingrid Bergman’s films. It was at that year’s Cannes Film Festival that Merchant met New York director James Ivory for the first time (Ivory had just directed his debut film The Sword and the Flute [1959]).
http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/430514%7C413057/The-Creation-of-Woman.html

8Ismail Merchant

Ismail Merchant (born Ismail Noor Muhammad Abdul Rahman; 25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian film producer and director. He worked for many years in collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director (and Merchant’s longtime professional and domestic partner) James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.Their films won six Academy Awards.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_Merchant

9Shashi Kapoor

Merchant-Ivory Productions Shashi Kapoor in 1983’s “Heat and Dust” from Merchant-Ivory Productions. A major star at home, he made a name for himself in the U.S. with his work for Merchant-Ivory.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shashi-kapoor-indian-hollywood-crossover-794675

10Heat and Dust

Producer Ismail Merchant has said of the film’s financing problems: “Halfway through the shooting, some of the finance committed to the project failed to materialize, and we found we were suddenly penniless. The cast and crew continued to work despite the fact that they weren’t being paid, but that couldn’t go on indefinitely. There was the strongest possibility that we would go under.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084058/trivia

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Leela Naidu was an Indian actress who starred in a small number of Hindi and English films, including Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (1963), based on the real-life Nanavati case, and The Householder, Merchant Ivory Productions first film. She was Femina Miss India in 1954, and was featured in the Vogue along with Maharani Gayatri Devi in the list of …
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1Leela Naidu
Nanavati case, and The Householder, Merchant Ivory Productionsfirst film. She was Femina Miss India in 1954, and was featured in the Vogue along with…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leela Naidu

2Sam Waterston on screen and stage
career. One of his early film roles was as a shoe salesman in the television drama film The Glass Menagerie (1973), for which he received a Primetime Emmy…
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3Arts in the Philippines
II. More artistic and mature films sprang a decade later under the banner of quality films, as perceived at the time. The 1960s showed an era of commercialism…
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