Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 5, 1939

The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan Films). The year 1939 is the biggest season Gilbert & Sullivan ever had. Hot on the heels of Broadway's three Mikados—one hallmarked, one half-swing and one pure Harlem—comes the first Mikado in cinema. Made in England's Pinewood Studios last year by Director Victor Schertzinger and a quorum of first-string members of London's famed D'Oyly1"Carte Company, the screen version of the world's most famed operetta is a full-length, Technicolor facsimile of the original.

The Schertzinger Mikado, adapted by Conductor Geoffrey Toye, contains no word that Gilbert, no note that...