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Porgy and Bess


Rated: 7.1
Run time: 138 min
Director: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian
Actors: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, Leslie Scott, Diahann Carroll, Ruth Attaway, Claude Akins, Clarence Muse, Everdinne Wilson, Joel Fluellen, Earl Jackson, Moses LaMarr, Margaret Hairston, Ivan Dixon, Antoine Durousseau, Helen Thigpen, Vince Townsend Jr., Bill Walker, Roy Glenn, Maurice Manson, Scatman Crothers, Adele Addison, Maya Angelou, Geoffrey Holder, Inez Matthews, Robert McFerrin, Nichelle Nichols, Loulie Jean Norman
Year: 1959


In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown. Written by scgary66