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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN D'Oyly Carte Martyn Green - $140 (Gobles MI)

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Good to Excellent 16mm Sound Feature Film

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company 1953

16mm Black & White Sound Print on 1955 Eastman Kodak stock. Hardly used before I bought it five decades ago, and stored carefully by me.  Excellent condition. The film was originally released in *colour.

This 1953 favourite is far superior to the more recent “Topsy-Turvey” (1999) by Mike Leigh because it is a true celebration of the comique operas of Wm. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan. It features Martyn Green whose life with the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company spanned many decades; D’Oyly Carte Opera Company was created by Carte with Gilbert & Sullivan who built The Savoy Theatre to present their musical fantasies.

Robert Morley is Gilbert, Maurice Evans is Sullivan, Martyn Green is George Grossmith, the first to interpret most of the comic roles.   Footnote: The actor playing the Usher in ‘The Trial By Jury’ sequece is Arthur Howard, Leslie Howard’s brother, and the father of the late Alan Howard (Midsomer Murders, Royal Shakespeare Company, etc).

Peter Finch (Network etc), who plays Richard D'Oyly Carte was married to Tamara Tchinarova of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

A rare opportunity to secure a 16mm sound print of Martyn Green in performance.


Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat produced - the team that gave us “Green For Danger”, “The Green Man”, “The Belles Of St. Trinians”, and a lot more classic treasures.

*Neither Technicolour, Kodachrome, or Black & White 16mm prints, or in any other film format, turn up with any frequency for sale.

NO VS.

The print has The Festival Of Britain (brief) Prologue celebrating Coronation Year. That's a rarity.


Cash Pickup $140.00 in Gobles MI I can also post. Contact me with your Zip code for shipping options and rates.

SOLD ‘as is’.   Price: $135.00

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