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The Beggar's Opera (1953)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5055201802750
Released: 7th April 2008
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: OPTD1191
Category: Feature, Modern Classic
Format: DVD / Normal
The Beggar's Opera (1953) (Retail / Rental)

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Film information

Based on: The opera by John Gay

Story: Peter Brook made his directorial debut with this adaptation of John Gay's 1728 opera. A highwayman imprisoned in Newgate jail whiles away the hours by creating an opera based on his own life.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Stanley Holloway, George Devine, Mary Clare, Athene Seyler, Dorothy Tutin, Daphne Anderson, Hugh Griffith, Margot Grahame, Dennis Cannan, Sandra Dorne, Yvonne Furneaux, George Rose, Kenneth Williams

Directed by: Peter Brook

Music by: Arthur Bliss

Produced by: Laurence Olivier, Herbert Wilcox

Written by: Dennis Cannan, Christopher Fry

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Optimum Home Entertainment

Other releases of this film

The Beggar's Opera (1953) (Deleted)