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Porgy and Bess 1959

★★★★★★★★★★ IMDb: 6.9 Runtime:138 minutes
Description: 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.
Runtime: 138 minutes
Genres: Music, Drama, Romance,
Directors: Otto Preminger,
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, Diahann Carroll, Leslie Scott, Ruth Attaway, Claude Akins, Clarence Muse, Everdinne Wilson, Ivan Dixon,