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The Mikado (1939 film)

1939 film by Victor Schertzinger / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Mikado is a 1939 British musical comedy film based on Gilbert and Sullivan's 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Shot in Technicolor, the film stars Martyn Green as Ko-Ko, Sydney Granville as Pooh-Bah, the American singer Kenny Baker as Nanki-Poo and Jean Colin as Yum-Yum. Many of the other leads and choristers were or had been members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.[2]

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The Mikado
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Lobby card for the film
Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Written byGeoffrey Toye (adaptation)
Based on
The Mikado
by
Produced byGeoffrey Toye
Starring
CinematographyBernard Knowles, William V. Skall
Edited by
  • Philip Charlot
  • Gene Milford
Music byArthur Sullivan
Production
companies
G and S Films (uncredited)
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 12 January 1939 (1939-01-12) (UK)
  • 1 May 1939 (1939-05-01) (US)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
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