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Porgy and Bess

1959 . Music, Drama, Romance . 2h 18m

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About the movie

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Set in the early 1900s in the fictional Catfish Row section of Charleston, South Carolina, which serves as home to a black fishing community, the story focuses on the titular characters, crippled beggar Porgy, who travels about in a goat-drawn cart, and the drug-addicted Bess, who lives with stevedore Crown, the local bully.

Actors:

Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters

Director:

Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian

Rated:

Not Rated

Writer:

Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, N. Richard Nash

Language:

English

Release:

24 Jun 1959

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Reviews

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πŸ† Winner of Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) 1959

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