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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Diver (as Hildegarde Neff)
Hilde Hildebrand ...
June Ritchie ...
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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Release Date:

21 February 1968 (France)  »

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Three Penny Opera  »

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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 The Beggar's Opera (1953) See more »


Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Performed by Maria Körber
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Colour, what colour?
4 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I purchased this film video on Amazon from a market trader as it was the only version of The Threepenny Opera available in English at the time. The quality looks like a typical fifties TV video, blurred and indistinct with poor contrast and definition. The colour also seems more like a 'colorized' version of a b&w print (perhaps my copy is!) not true 'technicolor'. Of the performances I agree with the previous reviewer it is cobbled together with Sammy Davis seemingly tacked on. Many of the songs are missing and the Englisj translation is not really as authentic as you might wish. It is better to go for the original German version from the 1930s (with its French equivalent on the other side of the disc). That gives you a quality b&w film beautifully restored with very good acting and singing. If a decent copy of this 1962 version, fully restored appears it might be worth obtaining as a reference point and a curiosity. Unless you want a curio save your money and wait for a decent English-language version to appear.

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