The Beggar's Opera (film)

The Beggar's Opera (film)

name = The Beggar's Opera

caption =
imdb_id = 0045547
amg_id = 1:84686
director = Peter Brook
writer = Christopher Fry
Denis Cannan
John Gay
starring = Laurence Olivier
producer = Laurence Olivier
Herbert Wilcox
music = Arthur Bliss
cinematography= Guy Green
distributor = Warner Bros.
released = 1953
runtime = 94 min.
language = English

Peter Brook's film version of "The Beggar's Opera" was made in 1953 starring Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Tutin, Stanley Holloway and others. Olivier and Holloway do their own singing in this film, but Dorothy Tutin and several others are dubbed. This was Laurence Olivier's only film musical.

With additional dialogue and lyrics by Christopher Fry, the film expands on some elements in the opera, notably giving Mrs Trapes (Athene Seyler) a larger role and adding dramatic action sequences to Macheath's escape.

The framing device is also changed: the Beggar (Hugh Griffith) is himself a prisoner in Newgate with the real Macheath, who escapes at the end under cover of the confusion created when the Beggar decides that his fictional Macheath should be reprieved.

The film also includes one of the first film performances of the Carry On star Kenneth Williams


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