Porgy and Bess
- Original title
Porgy and Bess
- Running time
- 138 min.
- United States
N. Richard Nash (Play: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward)
George Gershwin, Ken Darby
Sammy Davis Jr.,
Columbia Pictures / The Samuel Goldwyn Company
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.
: Oscar: Best Soundtrack. 4 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Movie - Musical. 3 nominations
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Musical Screenplay
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