The Beggar's Opera (1953)
Featuring music by Arthur Bliss and lyrics by Christopher Fry, this adaptation of John Gay's 18th-century ballad opera is highlighted by Laurence Olivier's unforgettable performance. While waiting to be hanged, a notorious highwayman finds himself the subject of a beggar's opera, which recounts his lothario ways. With Hugh Griffith, George Rose; directed by Peter Brook. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
- Peter Brook
- DVD-R Fullscreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Hugh Griffith, George Rose, Stuart Burge, Cyril Conway, Gerald Lawson, Eileen Harvey, Dorothy Tutin, George Devine, Mary Clare, Athene Seyler, Daphne Anderson, Eric Pohlman, Yvonne Furneaux, Kenneth Williams, Sandra Dorne, Laurence Naismith, Patricia Raine, John Kidd, Eugene Leahy, Edgar Norfolk, John Baker, Madge Brindley, Felix Felton, Margot Grahame, Laurence Olivier, John Cameron, Stanley Holloway