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The Beggar’s Opera (1953) Peter Brook, Laurence Olivier, Hugh Griffith, George Rose, Crime, History, Musical

The Beggar's Opera (Peter Brook, 1953)
Authentic rendering of John Gay’s 18th century musical, filmed in Technicolor, about Captain MacHeath, a highwayman, and his love for too many beautiful women. Betrayed by Jenny and Sukey, two of his bygone lovers, and temporarily freed by two others, MacHeath is arrested and condemned to death. While waiting to be hanged, the captain is entertained by a musical beggar, who has written an opera of which the highwayman is the hero.

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