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Three Penny Opera (1963)
"Die Dreigroschenoper" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hildegard Knef ...
Jenny Diver (as Hildegarde Neff)
Hilde Hildebrand ...
June Ritchie ...
Lino Ventura ...
Marlene Warrlich ...
Walter Giller ...
Hans W. Hamacher ...
Henning Schlüter ...
Hans Reiser ...
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Siegfried Wischnewski ...
Walter Feuchtenberg ...
Stanislav Ledinek ...
Martin Berliner ...


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Drama | Musical







Release Date:

21 February 1968 (France)  »

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Three Penny Opera  »

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2.35 : 1
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An earlier off-Broadway version (English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein), because it was a special "showcase" production, had a large turnover among its cast members. At one point, however, it featured Bea Arthur as Lucy Brown, and Paul Dooley and John Astin as two of MacHeath's men. Also among the cast for part of the run was 'Ed Asner' as Peachum. See more »


Version of Die Dreigroschenoper (2004) See more »


To Be a Good Man
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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lifeless, disappointing production of an excellent musical play
10 January 2002 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

I've seen several stagings of this musical play-- even acted in it once in college-- and I have enjoyed the liveliness of every staging. The movie, however, is quite dead. The characters are stilted and almost everything is presented in a dry and detached manner-- so detached that the viewer can't really appreciate the important ironies of the plot even while being hit over the head with them. I also felt that the camera work was very uninspired. This film is still worth seeing just because "Die Dreigroschenoper" is an excellent play; but, if you have a choice, I'd recommend that you go see it performed as a play.

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