The Mikado

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The Mikado

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The Mikado

Release Date: May 01, 1939

Year    :   1939
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Genres    :   Romance, Comedy, Music
Production Companies    :   General Film Distributors
Director    :   Victor Schertzinger
Producers    :   Josef Somlo, Geoffrey Toye
Writers    :   William S. Gilbert
RunTime    :   90 mins.

In a small Japanese town, Ko-Ko is appointed to the unenviable position of executioner. Knowing he must successfully perform before the appearance of the Mikado in a month's time, Ko-Ko finds a suitable victim in Nanki-Poo, who is distraught over his unrequited love for the maiden Yum-Yum. Nanki-Poo agrees to sacrifice his life if he is allowed to spend his remaining days with Yum-Yum, who is betrothed to Ko-Ko.

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