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Die 3 Groschen Oper = The 3 penny opera.

Author: G W PabstLotte LenyaRudolph FoersterKurt WeillBertolt BrechtAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Nelson Entertainment, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : GermanView all editions and formats
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Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musicals
Revues
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: G W Pabst; Lotte Lenya; Rudolph Foerster; Kurt Weill; Bertolt Brecht; John Gay
OCLC Number: 22104714
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."
"VHS 6041."
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
Threepenny opera
Drei Groschen Oper

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Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society.

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