Porgy and Bess

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Porgy and Bess

musical fisherman south carolina based on opera charleston 1900s

Porgy and Bess

Release Date: June 24, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «Introducing a new era in motion pictures!»
Genres    :   Music, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Otto Preminger
Producers    :   Samuel Goldwyn
Writers    :   Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, N. Richard Nash, Ira Gershwin
RunTime    :   138 mins.
Budget    :   7000000

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.

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