In the 19th century London, a young girl falls for a famous womanizing criminal and they decide to get married. Her family strongly disapproves so her father "the king of thieves" gets the gangster arrested.

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In the 19th century London, a young girl falls for a famous womanizing criminal and they decide to get married. Her family strongly disapproves so her father "the king of thieves" gets the gangster arrested.

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Scoundrel, liar, thief... They all loved him. See more »


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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Raul Julia went on to play Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1991), a role previously played on television by John Astin. Bill Nighy had previously played Sam Gamgee in BBC Radio's Lord of the Rings production. That role was subsequently played on film by Sean Astin. See more »

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Peachum: Locks, bolts and bars can't stop a bitch in heat!
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Version of Die Dreigroschenoper (1995) See more »

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The Cannon Song
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill with English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Raul Julia, Bill Nighy & Company
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A flat but passable version
13 September 2008 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I remember when this version opened at the Chicago Film Festival. There was a reasonable about of excitement about it since there is no contemporary filmed version of Three Penny Opera at all. My conclusion after seeing it is that the big problem is that Three Penny Opera probably can't be successfully filmed at all and still capture the raw stage energy of the stage production. The very idea of the piece is the break the fourth wall between the actors and the audience. I think it's odd nonetheless that this version has never been transferred to DVD. I agree however that the criticisms of it are too harsh. Many a filmed musical from the 1980's and 1990's period has this same look and feel where all the energy of the stage version has been completely drained from the piece.


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