The Mikado (1939)

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The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.


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  • Kenny Baker and Jean Colin in The Mikado (1939)
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  • Sydney Granville, Martyn Green, and Gregory Stroud in The Mikado (1939)

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29 May 1999 | Jamie-58
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For many years it was fashionable to sneer at this early marriage of Gilbert & Sullivan, the D'Oyly Carte and the movies. But the distance of time has given us a more benign approach. There is very little - surprisingly so - damage done to the operetta; an aria or two juxtaposed and some odd casting. But most of what remains is charming, fresh and very lively.

Martyn Green steals the film as KoKo, though Sydney Granville gives a time honoured performance as Pooh Bah. My only real gripe is that Darrell Fancourt, that doyen of the D'Oyly Carte, was not called upon to sing the title role. What a document that would have been! As it is, it is the seasoned artists who make the most of the material. And if I don't believe that this is the best of the G & S works, it is certainly a delightful way of spending an hour and a half.

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