The Beggar's Opera

Categories: History, Crime, Music
Adaptation of John Gay's 18th century opera, featuring Laurence Olivier as MacHeath and Hugh Griffith as the Beggar.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1953-10-05
Run time: 94 minute / 1:34
Director: Peter Brook
Production Companies : Herbert Wilcox Productions, British Lion Films
Production Country: United Kingdom



Laurence Olivier
as MacHeath
Hugh Griffith
as The Beggar
George Rose
as 1st Turnkey
Stuart Burge
as 1st Prisoner
Cyril Conway
as 2nd Prisoner
Gerald Lawson
as 3rd Prisoner
Dorothy Tutin
as Polly Peachum
George Devine
as Peachum
Mary Clare
as Mrs. Peachum
Edward Pryor
as Filch
Athene Seyler
as Mrs. Trapes
Stanley Holloway
as Mr. Lockit
Daphne Anderson
as Lucy Lockit
Eric Pohlmann
as Inn Keeper
Yvonne Furneaux
as Jenny Diver
Kenneth Williams
as Jack the Pot Boy
Sandra Dorne
as Sukey Tawdry
Laurence Naismith
as Matt of the Mint
Max Brent
as A Drunkard
Mercy Haystead
as Dolly Trull
Patricia Raine
as Mrs. Slammekin
Jocelyn James
as Molly Brazen
Isabel George
as Mrs. Vixen
Helen Christie
as Betty Doxey
John Kidd
as 2nd Turnkey
Herbert C. Walton
as 3rd Turnkey
Eugene Leahy
as 4th Turnkey
Edgar Norfolk
as 5th Turnkey
Oliver Hunter
as 2nd Chairman
Madge Brindley
as Gin Seller
Felix Felton
as Governor
Denis Cannan
as John, the Footman
Margot Grahame
as The Actress
Tamba Allen
as Negro Page
Terence Greenidge
as Chaplain
Billy Wells
as Hangman
Adele Leigh
as Singing voice
Jennifer Vyvyan
as Singing voice
Edith Coats
as Singing voice
Joan Cross
as Singing voice
John Cameron
as Singer
Bruce Boyce
as Singing voice
Alanna Boyce
as Urchin
John Baker
as Unknown role
Christopher Fry Writer

Arthur Bliss Music

Peter Brook Director

Guy Green Cinematography

Denis Cannan Writer

Reginald Beck Editor

William C. Andrews Production Design
Georges Wakhévitch Production Design

Costume & Make-Up
Georges Wakhévitch Costume Design

Wally Fairweather Assistant Camera

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