The tower structure on the backdrop of the Mikado set is a painting of the Pagoda at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a few miles away from Richmond Theatre where the scenes were filmed. See more
This well known quote from the film is a factual mistake: "If you wish to write a Grand Opera about a prostitute, dying of consumption in a garret, I suggest you contact Mr Ibsen in Oslo. I am sure he will be able to furnish you with something suitably dull". The city of Oslo got the name in 1925 - a long time after Ibsen's death in 1906. During Ibsen's lifetime, the capital of Norway was called Kristiania. See more
Rest assured, Mr. Lely, my designs are properly researched and authentic to the last thread.
No disrespect to you, Mr. Wilhelm, but your authentically tailored costume seems to have left me rather in the buff, somewhat!
No more in the buff than Japanese peasants have been for the last eight hundred years, sir.
May I draw your attention, Mr. Wilhelm, to the fact that I am not actually a Japanese peasant?
No, you are a Scotch actor who is taking the part of a Japanese prince who is posing as an ...
The Mikado Finale, Act Two
from "The Mikado"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
Performed by the entire cast See more