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The Bell Telephone Hour: The Mikado


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.
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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.
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Special Features

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)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2012
  • UPC: 089948455493
  • Original Release: 1960
  • Source: Video Artists Int'l
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,039

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Groucho Marx , Ko-Ko
Helen Traubel Katisha
Stanley Holloway Pooh-Bah
Dennis King The Mikado
Robert Rounseville Nanki-Poo
Bernard Meister Yum-Yum
Melinda Marx Peep-Bo
Sharon Randall Pitti-Sing
Martin Green Participant
Donald Voorhees Conductor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bell Telephone Hour: The Mikado
2. If You Want To Know Who We Are [:45]
3. A Wand'ring Minstrel I [2:19]
5. Behold the Lord High Executioner [:27]
6. As Some Day It May Happen (I've Got a Little List) [1:54]
8. Comes a Train of Little Ladies [:39]
9. Three Little Maids [1:23]
11. So In Spite of All Temptation [1:15]
12. Dialogue [3:40]
13. With Aspect Stern and Gloomy Stride [2:45]
14. Sit With Downcast Eye [2:12]
15. The Sun, Whose Ray are All Ablaze [3:38]
16. Here's a How-De-Do! [3:05]
17. Mi-Ya Sa-Ma, Mi-Ya Sa-Ma [:30]
18. A More Humane Mikado [2:43]
20. The Criminal Cried, As He Dropped Him Down [1:52]
22. The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring [1:26]
23. Alone, and Yet Alive...Hearts Do Not Break [2:32]
25. On a Tree By a River (Willow, Tit-Willow) [1:41]
26. There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast [2:30]
28. For He's Gone and Married Yum-Yum [1:37]
29. Behold the Lord High Executioner/Closing-Credits [1:50]
1. Chapter 1 [2:08]
2. Chapter 2 [:45]
3. Chapter 3 [2:19]
4. Chapter 4 [1:49]
5. Chapter 5 [:27]
6. Chapter 6 [1:54]
7. Chapter 7 [:55]
8. Chapter 8 [:39]
9. Chapter 9 [1:23]
10. Chapter 10 [1:23]
11. Chapter 11 [1:15]
12. Chapter 12 [3:40]
13. Chapter 13 [2:45]
14. Chapter 14 [2:12]
15. Chapter 15 [3:38]
16. Chapter 16 [3:05]
17. Chapter 17 [:30]
18. Chapter 18 [2:43]
19. Chapter 19 [:33]
20. Chapter 20 [1:52]
21. Chapter 21 [2:52]
22. Chapter 22 [1:26]
23. Chapter 23 [2:32]
24. Chapter 24 [:56]
25. Chapter 25 [1:41]
26. Chapter 26 [2:30]
27. Chapter 27 [1:15]
28. Chapter 28 [1:37]
29. Chapter 29 [1:50]
30. Chapter 30 [:00]
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Disc #1 -- Bell Telephone Hour: The Mikado
   Play Program
   Chapter Selection
      Part I
      Part II
      Part III
   Special Features
      Commentary: Mikado Revisited
         Dick Cavett: Renowned Talk Show Host, Writer, and Friend of Groucho Marx
         Melinda Marx Leung: "Peep-Bo" in The Mikado/Daughter of Groucho Marx
         Barbara Meister: "Yum-Yum" in The Mikado
         Sharon Randall Erdman: "Pitti-Sing" in The Mikado
         Yvonne Chauveau Dollard: Singer/Actress, Widow of Martyn Green
         Play All
      The Cast
      Martyn Green in Scenes from H.M.S. Pinafore
      Original Commercials
      More from Vai
   More From Vai
   Contact Vai
   Bell Telephone Hour: The Mikado: Chapters
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