The classic operetta of The Lass that Loved a Sailor by Gilbert and Sullivan.


(libretto) (as William S. Gilbert)
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This movie is an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta of the same name, with parts of other of their operettas stirred in. Frederic has fallen in love with sweet innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Wilford Leach
Stars: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt


Credited cast:
John Reed ...
Pamela Field ...
Michael Rayner ...
Malcolm Williams ...
Lyndsie Holland ...
Jon Ellison ...
John Ayldon ...
Pauline Wales ...
John Broad ...
Gordon Mackenzie ...
James Marsland ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Baker ...
Chorus - contralto
Roger Barber ...
Chorus - tenor
Suzanna Beaumont ...
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Janet Brandreth ...
Chorus - soprano


The classic operetta of The Lass that Loved a Sailor by Gilbert and Sullivan.

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Musical | Comedy





Release Date:

23 November 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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John Reed steals the show as Sir Joseph! You must see this!!!
6 July 2000 | by (Rochdale, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ralph Rackstraw is a lowly sailor who has fallen in love with his Captain's daughter, Josephine. Josephine, in turn, is to be married to Sir Joseph Porter (K.C.B). Meanwhile, Buttercup, a local peddlar woman, loves the captain from afar. Is romance destined to die or will love level the social ranks and unite the would-be couples?

This is a stage production by the D'Oyly Carte Company which has been especially produced for video. As such, some of the acting can appear over the top but, if you take this into account and enjoy a bit of Gilbert & Sullivan, it is an excellent production. John Reed manages to steal the show with his rendition of 'Never Mind The Whys and Wherefores'. He will have you laughing until your sides hurt. You will watch this scene over and over again... I guarantee it!!

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