"Who is the greater criminal: He who robs a bank or he who founds one?"
~ Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
"Mack the Knife" clip from the movie, "Die Dreigroschenoper" or "Three Penny Opera" (1931)
Kurt Weill wrote the original opera music for "Die Dreigroschenoper" in collaboration with Bertolt Brecht in 1928, just prior to the Great Depression, which began the following year. The Victorian era figure of "Mack the Knife" in the film clip above has an uncanny resemblence to the infamous Wall Street banking tycoon, J P Morgan.