Watch The Mikado
- 1 hr 30 min
The Mikado is a 1939 British movie based on the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta of the same name. It is set in Japan, which enabled Gilbert and Sullivan to poke fun at British politics and institutions by portraying their flaws as Japanese foibles. The title character is a powerful lord whose son has fallen in love with a beautiful young woman. The Mikado's son has also disguised himself as a wandering minstrel in order to avoid the attentions of an older woman from his father's court. Further complicating matters is his love's betrothal to an older man.