Porgy and Bess

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.
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Credits

Directors:

  • Otto Preminger
  • Rouben Mamoulian

Cast:

  • Sidney Poitier
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Pearl Bailey
  • Brock Peters
  • Leslie Scott
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Ruth Attaway
  • Clarence Muse
  • Everdinne Wilson
  • Joel Fluellen
  • Earl Jackson
  • Margaret Hairston
  • Ivan Dixon
  • Antoine Durousseau
  • Helen Thigpen
  • William Walker
  • Roy Glenn
  • Maurice Manson
  • Claude Akins

Producer:

  • Samuel Goldwyn

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