The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

1953, Musical
Based on John Gray's ballad opera, this film finds philandering highwayman Captain MacHeath (Laurence Olivier) precariously balancing the affections of two young maids (Dorothy Tutin, Daphne Anderson). This earns MacHeath a pair of powerful enemies in the girls' fathers: the vengeful Peachum (George Devine) and the dishonorable constable Lockit (Stanley Holloway). They plot to imprison MacHeath. But even as his death sentence nears, the dashing cad discovers an unexpected key to salvation.
Rotten Tomatoes ® Scores

Not currently showing

  • Tue 19
  • Wed 20
  • Thu 21
  • Fri 22
  • Sat 23
  • Sun 24
  • Mon 25
  • Tue 26
  • Wed 27
  • Thu 28
  • Fri 29
  • Sat 30
  • Sun 1
  • Mon 2