Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 26, 1953

Gilbert & Sullivan (London Films, Lopert) is a thoroughgoing stomp through the old Savoy. Though it is well known that one Gilbert & Sullivan opera is more than most companies can produce successfully, the British team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat (State Secret) have undertaken to produce almost all of them—and all at once, in this two-hour film—and to tell the life stories of Gilbert & Sullivan at the same time.

Scarcely a petal of each play is preserved—an air of one, a snatch of another —but the writers of the script (Gilliat...

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