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Porgy and Bess

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Original title
Porgy and Bess
Year
Running time
138 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
N. Richard Nash (Play: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward)
Music
George Gershwin, Ken Darby
Cinematography
Leon Shamroy
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures / The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Genre
Musical. Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1959: Oscar: Best Soundtrack. 4 Nominations
1959: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Musical. 3 nominations
1959: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Musical Screenplay
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