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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
G W Pabst; Lotte Lenya; Rudolph Foerster; Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; John Gay
|Notes:||In German with English subtitles.
From the Janus collection.
Adapted from the musical play of the same title by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, which was based on The beggars' opera by John Gay.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1931.
This film is the first complete "German-language version since the 1930's original was destroyed by the Nazis ; Thomas J. Brandon found a copy of the original negative in 1960 after a long search."
|Credits:||Producer, Seymour Nebenzahl for Nero-Film ; director, G.W. Pabst ; screenplay, Leo Laniz, Ladislas Vajda, Bela Balazs ; photography, F.A. Wagner ; music, Kurt Weill.|
|Cast:||Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Foerster, Carola Nehr, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Reinhold Schuenzel, Herman Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokolov, Paul Kemp, Gustav Puettjer, Oscar Hoecker, Kraft Raschig, Herbert Gruenbaum.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.|
|Other Titles:||3 penny opera
Drei Groschen Oper