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Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess

(1959)
N/A Drama , Musical , Romance
Substance Abuse Mobility Abuse, Sex
Running time: 138 min
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations.





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In 1912, in the fishing village of Catfish Row, South Carolina, lives Bess, a woman with a past that haunts her and a present that's worse. When she tries to break free from her sadistic lover, Crown, when he's wanted for murder, the only person willing to overlook her history and offer shelter is Porgy, a crippled man in a wheelchair. Their loving relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the taunting return of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life, and the threat of Crown.

Director : Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey
Writer : Dorothy Heyward (play), DuBose Heyward (libretto), DuBose Heyward (play), N. Richard Nash (screenplay)
Language : English

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