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Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
"The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Drama, Musical  |  15 February 1953 (Sweden)
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The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim.

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The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim.

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This film contains extracts from the following Gilbert & Sullivan's classics: - Trial by Jury (1875) - H.M.S. Pinafore (1878) - Pirates of Penzance (1879) - Iolanthe (1882) - The Mikado (1885) - Ruddigore (1887) - The Yeomen of the Guard (1888) - The Gondoliers (1889) See more »

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The best G&S yet
11 February 2001 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Much was made of "Topsy Turvy" when it came out, but if it's G&S music you're interested in, there's no comparison. The Great G&S wins hands down. Wonderful Maurice Evans, even better Robert Morley, and plenty of operetta excerpts. Wish the film's color quality had held up better with time, and of course today's sound would be better, but this is still a joy to watch and listen to. Wish they had included Princess Ida and Utopia, Ltd., but you can't have everything.


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