The Beggar's Opera (1953)
Hugh Griffith: The Beggar
The Beggar : You're never Captain MacHeath, sir!
Captain MacHeath : Never Captain MacHeath, sir? At my mother's breast I was Captain MacHeath, sir!
The Beggar : I would rather not think so! You're not at all as I imagined. No... no... no. I've overwritten you. My captain is higher by two or three inches.
Captain MacHeath : Hmmm. Wll, sir, thanks to you I shall be higher this time tomorrow by the height of a hangman's card.
The Beggar : No, Captain, you'd never do. There is more of you in two bars of my opera than there is in your own body.
Captain MacHeath : Well, I'm sorry for it.
The Beggar : [Disappointed] There's no arguing with reality.
The Beggar : What's an opera if everyone is dead in it?