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The 3 Penny Opera (1931)

Not Rated
112 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'.See moreIn London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. Written by Brian rawnsley See less
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Director
Georg Wilhelm Pabst (as G.W. Pabst)
Writers
Bertolt Brecht (story) (as Brecht) | Léo Lania (manuscript) (as Lania) | Ladislaus Vajda (manuscript) (as Vajda) | Béla Balázs (manuscript) (as Balazs)
Producer
Seymour Nebenzal (as S. Nebenzahl)
Composer
Cinematographer
Fritz Arno Wagner (as F.A. Wagner)
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Updated Feb 19, 1931

Release date
May 17, 1931 (United States)
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16 cast members
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Rudolf Forster
Mackie Messer Mackie Messer   See fewer
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Reinhold Schünzel
Tiger-Brown Tiger-Brown   See fewer
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Fritz Rasp
Peachum Peachum   See fewer
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Valeska Gert
Frau Peachum Frau Peachum   See fewer
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Lotte Lenya
Jenny (as Lotte Lenja) Jenny (as Lotte Lenja)   See fewer
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Hermann Thimig
Der Pfarrer Der Pfarrer   See fewer
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Ernst Busch
Der Straßensänger Der Straßensänger   See fewer
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Vladimir Sokoloff
Smith (as Wladimir Sokolow) Smith (as Wladimir Sokolow)   See fewer
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Paul Kemp
Mackie Messers Platte Mackie Messers Platte   See fewer
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Gustav Püttjer
Mackie Messers Platte Mackie Messers Platte   See fewer
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Oskar Höcker
Mackie Messers Platte Mackie Messers Platte   See fewer
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Krafft-Raschig
Mackie Messers Platte (as Kraft Raschig) Mackie Messers Platte (as Kraft Raschig)   See fewer
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Marcel Merminod
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sylvia Torf
Brothel Owner (uncredited) Brothel Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 1,964 votes