The Beggar's Opera (1953) Poster

Hugh Griffith: The Beggar


  • The Beggar : You're never Captain MacHeath, sir!

    Captain MacHeath : Never Captain MacHeath, sir? At my mother's breast I was Captain MacHeath, sir!

    The Beggar : I would rather not think so! You're not at all as I imagined. No... no... no. I've overwritten you. My captain is higher by two or three inches.

    Captain MacHeath : Hmmm. Wll, sir, thanks to you I shall be higher this time tomorrow by the height of a hangman's card.

    The Beggar : No, Captain, you'd never do. There is more of you in two bars of my opera than there is in your own body.

    Captain MacHeath : Well, I'm sorry for it.

    The Beggar : [Disappointed]  There's no arguing with reality.

  • The Beggar : What's an opera if everyone is dead in it?

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