In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and Nanki-Poo, seeing no hope for his love, considers suicide. Ko-Ko offers to solve both their problems by executing Nanki-Poo, and an agreement is reached whereby Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum for one month, at the end of which Nanki-Poo will be executed, in time for the arrival of the Mikado. But what Ko-Ko doesn't know is that Nanki-Poo is the son of the Mikado and has run away to avoid a betrothal to an old harridan named Katisha. The arrival of the Mikado brings all the threads of the tale togetherThe Mikado featuring Martyn Green and Sydney Granville is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a comedy and musical movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (663 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#267 Ranked in Medieval Movies
#1460 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#3308 Ranked in Musical Movies
The Mikado has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (663 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.