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The Threepenny opera

Author: Lotte LenyaRudolf ForsterJohn GayBertolt BrechtKurt WeillAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Embassy Home Entertainment, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highwaymen and thieves stand for the great lords and powerful public officials of Georgian England, in this spoof of the corrupt politics during that time. Depiction and intimation of crime and vice in all strata of society make it universally appealing.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Feature films
Fiction films
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lotte Lenya; Rudolf Forster; John Gay; Bertolt Brecht; Kurt Weill; Janus Films.; Embassy Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 11575238
Notes: "VHS 6041."
In German with English subtitles.
Based on the play "Threepenny opera" by Bertolt Brecht which was based on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera."
Videocassette release of the 1931 motion picture by Janus Films.
Credits: Director, G.W. Pabst ; screenplay, Leo Lania, Bela Balazs, Ladislaus Vajda.
Cast: Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster.
Description: 1 videocassette (113 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Janus Films.

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Highwaymen and thieves stand for the great lords and powerful public officials of Georgian England, in this spoof of the corrupt politics during that time. Depiction and intimation of crime and vice in all strata of society make it universally appealing.

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