The Mikado
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Though it boasts an American director and star, this Technicolor cinemadaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta The Mikado is a faithful record of what it must have been like to attend a performance of Britain's D'Oyly Carte opera company. Rradio tenor Kenny Baker stars as Nanki-Poo, the wand'ring minstrel who wanders into a curious set of situations in the Japanese village of Titi-Pu. D'Oyly Carte perennial Martyn Green plays the leading role of Ko-Ko, the timorous Lord High Executioner who must perform one execution per day or he'll lose his job-and his own… More

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"a mish-mash of visual and narrative approaches, some of which are successful, and some of which are not"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Beautifully preserves the essence of the work and captures for all time the great Martyn Greene's signature performance as Ko-Ko."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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