Beggars Opera DVD
Featuring music by Arthur Bliss and lyrics by Christopher Fry, this adaptation of John Gay's 18th-century ballad opera is highlighted by Laurence Olivier's unforgettable performance. While waiting to be hanged, a notorious highwayman finds himself the subject of a beggar's opera, which recounts his lothario ways. With Hugh Griffith, George Rose; directed by Peter Brook. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.