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Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
This musical drama focuses on the poverty-stricken residents struggling to survive in the Charleston tenement of Catfish Row. The sultry Bess (Dorothy Dandridge) becomes the object of desire of Porgy (Sidney Poitier), a disabled man who gets around in a cart. But Bess is also involved with thuggish Crown (Brock Peters) and drug dealer Sportin' Life (Sammy Davis Jr.). Crown kills a man and goes into hiding, and Bess seeks shelter with Porgy. But, when Crown returns, Porgy must take a stand.

Cast: Sidney Poitier , Dorothy Dandridge , Sammy Davis Jr. , Pearl Bailey , Brock Peters , Leslie Scott , Diahann Carroll , Ruth Attaway

Directors: Otto Preminger , Rouben Mamoulian

Genres: Drama, Romance, Musical

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Porgy & Bess (1959)

Release Date: November 29th, 2002|2 hr. 18 min.

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