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1. The Beggar's Opera (1953)

94 min | Crime, History, Musical

6.2
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When the composer of an opera about a swashbuckling, wenching highwayman meets his hero's real life counterpart he's disappointed with his lack of dash.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Hugh Griffith, George Rose, Stuart Burge

Votes: 249

2. Zebrácká opera (1991)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Screen version of the play written in 1728 of the same name, portrays the underworld of Mafia-like gangsters and the rivalry and animosity between the various different gangs.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Josef Abrhám, Mahulena Bocanová, Jana Brezková, Petr Brukner

Votes: 99

3. The Beggar's Opera (1983 TV Movie)

135 min | Crime, Musical

6.3
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A historical adaptation of John Gay's 18th Century ballad opera, exuberantly performed for BBC television. With its story of a condemned highwayman, it brings to life the greed, lust and ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Graham Crowden, Stratford Johns, Gary Tibbs

Votes: 50