The 3 Penny Opera (Die 3groschenoper)
The 3 Penny Opera (Die 3groschenoper) (1931)

Filmmaker G.W. Pabst's adaptation of Bertoldt Brecht and Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera (Die Dreisgoschenoper) is every bit as good as the stage original, and sometimes even better. Filmed in both German and French versions with… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 19, 1931
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A scathing social satire.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

It's a lavish production and it shows in every frame, yet [director G.W.] Pabst is also true to Brecht's political commentary and social satire.

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Randy Tippy
A milestone of cinema that is historically important but distractingly abstract and exaggerated.
Eric Broome
G.W. Pabst's version of "The Threepenny Opera" excited me in multiple ways. It's a fine example of an early musical. There's the… More