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The Beggar's Opera

Original title
The Beggar's Opera
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Denis Cannan, Christopher Fry (Libretto: John Gay)
Music
Arthur Bliss
Cinematography
Guy Green
Cast
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Producer
Herbert Wilcox Productions
Genre
Musical | Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Authentic rendering of John Gay's 18th century musical, filmed in Technicolor, about Captain MacHeath, a highwayman, and his love for too many beautiful women. Betrayed by Jenny and Sukey, two of his bygone lovers, and temporarily freed by two others, MacHeath is arrested and condemned to death. While waiting to be hanged, the captain is entertained by a musical beggar, who has written an opera of which the highwayman is the hero.
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