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The Resource The Mikado, based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger

The Mikado, based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger

Label
The Mikado
Title
The Mikado
Statement of responsibility
based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger
Contributor
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
OBE
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mikado (Motion picture : 1939)
Credits note
Decor, Vertès ; cinematographer, William V. Skall ; cameraman, Bernard Knowles ; editors, Philip Charlot, Gene Milford
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M55 2011
PerformerNote
Kenny Baker, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville, John Barclay, Gregory Stroud, Jean Colin, Constance Willis, Elizabeth Paynter, Kathleen Naylor; London Symphony Orchestra; 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
  • 1842-1900
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schertzinger, Victor
  • Gilbert, W. S.
  • Sullivan, Arthur
  • D'Oyly Carte, Rupert
  • Toye, Geoffrey
  • Baker, Kenny
  • Green, Martyn
  • Granville, Sydney
  • Barclay, John
  • Stroud, Gregory
  • Colin, Jean
  • Willis, Constance
  • Nickell-Lean, Elizabeth
  • Naylor, Kathleen
  • Vertès, Marcel
  • Skall, W. V.
  • Sullivan, Arthur
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Janus Films
Runtime
91
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
559
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princes
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Operas
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Operas
  • Princes
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
The Mikado, based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1939 motion picture
  • Based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte
  • Booklet ([17] p.) contains an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Distributed by Janus Films
  • Synopsis partially derived from the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
  • Special features include new video interviews with director Mike Leigh and Mikado scholars Josephine Lee and Ralph MacPhail, Jr., short silent film promoting the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's 1926 stage performance of The Mikado, deleted scene with Ko-Ko's "I've got a little list" song, excerpts from 1939 radio broadcasts of the stage productions The Swing Mikado and The Hot Mikado
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9781604653984
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515069113
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1991BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn713371999
  • (OCoLC)713371999
System details
  • Blu-ray Disc; region A; uncompressed monaural soundtrack; full screen (aspect ratio 1.33:1); newly remastered digital transfer
  • Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The Mikado, based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan ; adapted, conducted, and produced by Geoffrey Toye ; directed by Victor Schertzinger
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1939 motion picture
  • Based upon the opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan by arrangement with Rupert D'Oyly Carte
  • Booklet ([17] p.) contains an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Distributed by Janus Films
  • Synopsis partially derived from the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
  • Special features include new video interviews with director Mike Leigh and Mikado scholars Josephine Lee and Ralph MacPhail, Jr., short silent film promoting the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's 1926 stage performance of The Mikado, deleted scene with Ko-Ko's "I've got a little list" song, excerpts from 1939 radio broadcasts of the stage productions The Swing Mikado and The Hot Mikado
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9781604653984
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515069113
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1991BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn713371999
  • (OCoLC)713371999
System details
  • Blu-ray Disc; region A; uncompressed monaural soundtrack; full screen (aspect ratio 1.33:1); newly remastered digital transfer
  • Requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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