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Three Penny Opera (1963)

90 min | Drama, Musical

The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.
Writers
Bertolt Brecht (libretto) | Wolfgang Staudte (adaptation) | Günther Weisenborn (adaptation)
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Updated Feb 28, 1963

Release date
Oct 14, 1964 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Curd Jürgens
Captain Macheath Captain Macheath   See fewer
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Hildegard Knef
Jenny Diver (as Hildegarde Neff) Jenny Diver (as Hildegarde Neff)   See fewer
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Gert Fröbe
J.J. Peachum J.J. Peachum   See fewer
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Hilde Hildebrand
Mrs. Celia Peachum Mrs. Celia Peachum   See fewer
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June Ritchie
Polly Peachum Polly Peachum   See fewer
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Lino Ventura
'Tiger' Brown 'Tiger' Brown   See fewer
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Walter Giller
Beggar Filch Beggar Filch   See fewer
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Hans W. Hamacher
Constable Smith Constable Smith   See fewer
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Henning Schlüter
Reverend Kimball Reverend Kimball   See fewer
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Hans Reiser
A Guide A Guide   See fewer
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Martin Berliner
Wally the Weeper Wally the Weeper   See fewer
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Robert Manuel
First Hangman First Hangman   See fewer
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Jürgen Feindt
Second Hangman Second Hangman   See fewer
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Erna Haffner
A Prostitute A Prostitute   See fewer
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Clessia Wade
A Prostitute A Prostitute   See fewer
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Jacqueline Pierreux
A Prostitute A Prostitute   See fewer
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Sammy Davis Jr.
Ballad Singer Ballad Singer   See fewer
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Gerd Duwner
First Hangman (voice) (uncredited) First Hangman (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maria Körber
Polly Peachum (voice) (uncredited) Polly Peachum (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinz Petruo
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Konrad Wagner
'Tiger' Brown (voice) (uncredited) 'Tiger' Brown (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

5.4 / 10 | 145 votes