The Three Penny Opera

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The Three Penny Opera ★★ Die Dreigroschenoper 1962

Mack the Knife presides over an exciting world of thieves, murderers, beggars, prostitutes and corrupt officials in a seedy section of London. Based on the opera by Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht, which was based on “The Beggar's Opera” by John Gay. Remake of “The Threepenny Opera” (1931). 124m/B VHS . GE Curt Jurgens, Hildegarde Knef, Gert Frobe, June Ritchie, Lino Ventura, Sammy Davis Jr.; D: Wolfgang Staudte; W: Wolfgang Staudte; C: Roger Fellous; M: Kurt Weill.