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The Beggar's Opera

1983 Rated NR 2hr 14m

The Who's Roger Daltrey stars in this British television adaptation of John Gay's revolutionary, 18th century ballad opera. Lust, avarice and corruption abound as Peachum (Stratford Johns), the king of beggars, becomes angry when he learns his daughter has fallen in love with highwayman Macheath (Daltrey). Bob Hoskins plays a crooked constable in this stylish production featuring fast-paced scenes, sparkling dialogue and imaginative music.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; no region code; interactive menus; scene access