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Release Date: December 17, 1999Running Time: 161 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $6,201,757.00
Genre: Biopic, Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Period


Jim Broadbent

Timothy Spall

Lesley Manville

Kevin McKidd

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William Schwenck Gilbert is the librettist, writing the words. Arthur Sullivan is the composer, writing the music. Gilbert is the very model of a 19th-century British gentleman, an overly proper married man certain that he knows best. For nearly a decade, Gilbert and Sullivan's collaborations have delighted the English people. Their popular comic operas have recouped handsomely for the successful Savoy Theatre... But, in 1884, as a London heat wave cuts into the theater trade, their latest work, "Princess Ida," receives lukewarm press. Sullivan rejects Gilbert's next idea as "topsy-turvy" and unbelievable, and although Gilbert tries to accomodate him, they cannot agree. Mired at a creative i... Full Summary >>