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H.M.S. Pinafore

96 min
M1500 .G54 H5 2002 DVD

Operetta. Music by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan.

On the quarterdeck of the H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and his crew await the coming of Sir Joseph Porter, who is going to inspect Corcoran's ship and marry his daughter, Josephine. But Josephine is secretly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a member of the crew. They attempt to elope but are apprehended. Through a strange twist revealed by Buttercup, the bumboat woman, all ends happily after all. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and starring Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower, Michael Bulman and Alan Watt.

Cast: Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower, Michael Bulman, Gordon Sandison, Della Jones, Alan Watt, Anne Mason ; London Symphony Orchestra ; conductor, Alexander Faris ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; chorus master, John McCarthy ; introduction, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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