Threepenny Opera, The* (Die Dreigroschenoper)

  • 1931 ----- b & w ----- 114 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by G. W. Pabst) Lotte Lenya plays Jenny, the Pirate's Bride, in this famous adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill musical play. In Victorian London (Berlin) the best friend of a police chief, the bandit Mack the Knife, marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the king of the beggars, and thus starts a conflict between the beggars and the thieves. (In German with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Drama, Germanics, Motion Pictures: Features, Music)