RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 707127110 LA In English; with optional subtitles in English. T1 The Mikado A1 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), PB Criterion Collection PP [Irvington, NY] YR 2011 SN 9781604653991 160465399X AB 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.