Porgy and Bess (1959)

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.

Directing:
  • Otto Preminger

Writing:
  • N. Richard Nash
  • Dorothy Heyward
  • DuBose Heyward

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-06-24
TMDb: 5.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 138
  • Budget: $7,000,000
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