Groucho Marx In the Mikado (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

For the legendary comic actor Groucho Marx, playing the role of Ko-Ko in the Mikado "fulfilled a lifelong ambition." the Mikado was Groucho's favorite among the works of his beloved Gilbert and Sullivan, and the 1960 Bell Telephone Hour production was adapted for television and directed by Martyn Green, a man Groucho revered as an authority on interpreting the role of Ko-Ko. The strong supporting cast features distinguished veterans like Helen Traubel, Stanley Holloway, Robert Rounseville, and Dennis King, as well as young artists like the lovely soprano Barbara Meister as Yum-Yum and Groucho's 13-year-old daughter, Melinda, as Peep-Bo. Special features [46 minutes] include audio interviews with Dick Cavett, Melinda Marx, and Barbara Meister; Martyn Green in excerpts from H.M.S. Pinafore (Bell Telephone Hour, 1963, in color), cast bios, the commercials from the original telecast, and more!

Product Details

Barcode
089948455493
Department
Music
Released
19 Jun 2012
Format
DVD
Genre
Classical & Opera
Label
Video Artists Int'L
Supply Source
USA

Music Show

Title
Bell Telephone Hour: The Mikado
Release Year
1960
Running Time
52 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Mikado
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Television / Musicals / Opera / Operas / Performing Arts / Television/TV Series
Synopsis
This episode of the classic series BELL TELEPHONE HOUR captures a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's famous operetta The Mikado starring Groucho Marx, Helen Traubel and Stanley Holloway, originally performed and broadcasted live on TV in 1960.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region 0
  • Note: The Mikado revisited: audio commentary by Dick Cavett, Melinda Marx Leung, Barbara Meister, and more (27 minutes; produced by VAI 2012)
  • Commercials from the original 1960 telecast
  • Video bonus: Martyn Green in scenes from H.M.S. Pinafore, with Margot Moser and Mac Morgan (12 minutes, color, 1963)
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • English
Cast & Crew
Star
Stanley Holloway / Dennis King / Robert Rounseville / Helen Traubel
Co-Star
Melinda Marx / Bernard Meister / Sharon Randall
Host
Martin Green
Music Performer
Arthur Sullivan
Performer(s)
Groucho Marx