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The three penny opera

Author: Joseph E LevineBertolt BrechtKurt WeillWolfgang StaudteGünther WeisenbornAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Hollywood's Attic, [1996]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView 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
Musical films
Film adaptations
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Kurt Weill; John Gay; Bertolt Brecht; John Gay; Kurt Weill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Levine; Bertolt Brecht; Kurt Weill; Wolfgang Staudte; Günther Weisenborn; Roger Fellous; Kurt Ulrich; Curd Jürgens; Hildegard Knef; Gert Fröbe; Hilde Hildebrand; June Ritchie; Lino Ventura; Marlene Warrlich; Walter Giller; Sammy Davis, Jr.; John Gay; Kurt Ulrich Films.; C.E.C. Films.; Hollywood's Attic (Firm)
OCLC Number: 39521992
Language Note: Dubbed into English.
Notes: A 1962 German-French adaptation of Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical satire, originally based on John Gay's Beggar's opera. American release version was dubbed into English, and added interpolated scenes with the Ballad Singer played by Sammy Davis, Jr.
"Recorded in the SP mode"--Container.
Credits: Musical director, Peter Sandloff ; English lyrics by Eric Bentley ; art direction and costumes, Hein Heckroth ; choreography, Dick Price ; English lyrics for Mack the knife, Marc Blitzstein.
Cast: Curt Jurgens, Hildegarde Neff, Gert Fröbe, Hilde Hildebrand, June Ritchie, Lino Ventura, Marlene Warrlich, Walter Giller, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, NTSC.
Other Titles: Dreigroschenoper (Motion picture : 1962).
Responsibility: Joseph E. Levine presents ; by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill ; adapted for the screen by Wolfgang Staudte and Guenter Weisenborn ; director of photography, Roger Fellous ; a Kurt Ulrich Films production in collaboration with C.E.C. Paris ; produced by Kurt Ulrich ; directed by Wolfgang Staudte.

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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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