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The Resource The Mikado, Janus Films ; General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger

The Mikado, Janus Films ; General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger

Label
The Mikado
Title
The Mikado
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Composer
Conductor
Cinematographer
Director
Designer
Librettist
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The legendary Gilbert and Sullivan troupe, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, joined forces with Hollywood for this 1939 Technicolor version of the fabled comic opera, the first complete work by the famed duo to be adapted for the screen, directed by musician and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Victor Schertzinger. The result is a lavish cinematic retelling of the British political satire set in exotic Japan. Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father's imperial court to escape marriage with Katisha, an elderly lady. Now, disguised as a traveling musician, he meets and falls in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor in the town of Titipu. Yum-Yum, however, is already betrothed to her guardian, and Nanki-Poo is in despair
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mikado (Motion picture : 1939)
Credits note
Decor, Vertès ; cameraman, Bernard Knowles ; technicolor photographer, William V. Skall ; editors, Philip Charlot, Gene Milford ; art director, Ralph Brinton
Language note
In English; with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
M1500.S92
LC item number
M3 2011
PerformerNote
Kenny Baker (Nanki-Poo), Martyn Green (Ko-Ko), Sydney Granville (Pooh-Bah), John Barclay (The Mikado), Gregory Stroud (Pish-Tush), Jean Colin (Yum-Yum), Constance Willis (Katisha), Elizabeth Paynter (Pitti-Sing), Kathleen Naylor (Peep-Bo); the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1836-1911
  • 1842-1900
  • 1889-1942
  • 1912-1985
  • 1899-1975
  • 1892-1978
  • 1905-1989
  • 1912-1974
  • 1895-1961
  • 1898-1976
  • 1836-1911
  • 1842-1900
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gilbert, W. S.
  • Sullivan, Arthur
  • D'Oyly Carte, Rupert
  • Toye, Geoffrey
  • Schertzinger, Victor
  • Baker, Kenny
  • Green, Martyn
  • Granville, Sydney
  • Barclay, John
  • Stroud, Gregory
  • Colin, Jean
  • Willis, Constance
  • Nickell-Lean, Elizabeth
  • Naylor, Kathleen
  • Vertès, Marcel
  • Skall, W. V.
  • Gilbert, W. S.
  • Sullivan, Arthur
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
  • Janus Films
  • General Film Distributors
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
91
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
559
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princes
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Princes
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
The Mikado, Janus Films ; General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1939
  • Synopsis partially derived from the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
  • Special features: Interviews: Mike Leigh (18 min.); Scholars Josephine Lee and Ralph MacPhail, Jr. (29 min.); 1926 D'Oyly Carte promo [b & w silent film] (4 min.); Deleted scene (3 min.); Audio feature: 1939 radio broadcast excerpts from "The swing Mikado" (4 min.) and "The hot Mikado" (8 min.); Booklet includes the essay "Celluloid Savoy" by Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([18] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- "The sun and I" -- "A wand'ring minstrel" -- The Lord High Executioner -- "Three little maids" -- "To Ko-Ko plighted" -- The substitute -- Wedding day -- "Here's a how-de-do" -- "A more humane Mikado" -- "The criminal cried" -- A dead man -- "Willow, tit willow" -- Finale -- Color bars
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9781604653991
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515069212
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1992D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707127110
  • (OCoLC)ocn707127110
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Mikado, Janus Films ; General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1939
  • Synopsis partially derived from the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
  • Special features: Interviews: Mike Leigh (18 min.); Scholars Josephine Lee and Ralph MacPhail, Jr. (29 min.); 1926 D'Oyly Carte promo [b & w silent film] (4 min.); Deleted scene (3 min.); Audio feature: 1939 radio broadcast excerpts from "The swing Mikado" (4 min.) and "The hot Mikado" (8 min.); Booklet includes the essay "Celluloid Savoy" by Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([18] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- "The sun and I" -- "A wand'ring minstrel" -- The Lord High Executioner -- "Three little maids" -- "To Ko-Ko plighted" -- The substitute -- Wedding day -- "Here's a how-de-do" -- "A more humane Mikado" -- "The criminal cried" -- A dead man -- "Willow, tit willow" -- Finale -- Color bars
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9781604653991
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515069212
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1992D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707127110
  • (OCoLC)ocn707127110
System details
DVD; NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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