The Beggar's Opera

  • 1952
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Eclectic, thoughtful, but not an unmitigated smash. The esteemed Brook made his film directing debut with THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, an attempt at re-creating John Gay's original play on film. (It was also done as The Threepenny Opera with a score by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.) The music in this version is by Sir Arthur Bliss, with lyrics by Christopher Fry...read more

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00:30 — A colorful period tale finds Sir Laurence Olivier ("Rebecca," "Hamlet") as an imprisoned highwayman who relates his exploits in the form of a comic op (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Eclectic, thoughtful, but not an unmitigated smash. The esteemed Brook made his film directing debut with THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, an attempt at re-creating John Gay's original play on film. (It was also done as The Threepenny Opera with a score by Bertolt Brec… (more)

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