The Threepenny Opera

Die Dreigroschenoper
by Wolfgang Staudte 2h4min Germany 1963
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The Threepenny Opera
by Wolfgang Staudte

The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.

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  • Curd Jürgens : Captain Macheath
  • Hildegard Knef : Jenny Diver
  • Gert Fröbe : J.J. Peachum
  • And with: Hilde Hildebrand, June Ritchie, Marlene Warrlich


  • Director Wolfgang Staudte
  • Scenario Wolfgang Staudte, Günther Weisenborn
  • Original work author Bertolt Brecht
  • Photo director Roger Fellous
  • Set Design Hein Heckroth
  • Costume Design Hein Heckroth
  • Editing Wolfgang Wehrum
  • Original music Kurt Weill
  • Producer Kurt Ulrich
  • Production Compagny Kurt Ulrich Film , C.E.C. Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1963
  • Release date for France02/21/1969
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageGerman
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