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The Beggar's Opera (9-Jun-1953)

Director: Peter Brook

Writers: Denis Cannan; Christopher Fry

From a play: The Beggar's Opera by John Gay (lyrical drama)

Music Arranged and Composed by: Arthur Bliss

Producers: Laurence Olivier; Herbert Wilcox

Keywords: Crime

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Yvonne Furneaux
Actor
11-May-1928   La Dolce Vita
Margot Grahame
Actor
20-Feb-1911 1-Jan-1982 The Informer
Hugh Griffith
Actor
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Stanley Holloway
Actor
1-Oct-1890 30-Jan-1982 Passport to Pimlico
Laurence Naismith
Actor
14-Dec-1908 5-Jun-1992 The Amazing Mr. Blunden
Laurence Olivier
Actor
22-May-1907 11-Jul-1989 Shakespearean actor
Eric Pohlmann
Actor
18-Jul-1913 25-Jul-1979 They Who Dare
Dorothy Tutin
Actor
8-Apr-1930 6-Aug-2001 Savage Messiah
Kenneth Williams
Actor
22-Feb-1926 15-Apr-1988 Carry on...

CAST

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

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