In London, rascal Mackie Messer is 'king of the thieves' and an irresistible pimp. When he meets Polly Peachum on the street, he invites her for a drink and they soon marry. When Polly's father Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum a.k.a. 'the king of the beggars' learns about the marriage of his daughter, he presses the chief of police Jackie "Tiger" Brown to arrest his friend Mackie.
Cast: Rudolf Forster, Lotte Lenya, Carola Neher.