Threepenny Opera

Released 28 February 1963

The Gangster MACHEATH secretly marries POLLY, the daughter of beggar king PEACHUM.

When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief BROWN to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.

Programme Notes

Filmed in German, with June Ritchie’s part dubbed.

Original Title is Die Dreigroschenoper

The trailer can be viewed here: https://www.movie-trailer.co.uk/trailers/1963/die-dreigroschenoper/

Cover image from Neue Illustrierte, 1963
Cover image from Neue Illustrierte, 1963
Review from The Philadelphia Inquirer 22 October 1964
Review from The Philadelphia Inquirer 22 October 1964
Colour Postcard of June Ritchie from the Threepenny Opera/
The Threepenny Opera (1962)
June Ritchie from the Threepenny Opera/
Threepenny Opera LP Cover
June Ritchie as Polly in the Threepenny Opera

Cast

June Ritchie

June Ritchie

Polly Peachum
Curt Jurgens

1915-1982