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Porgy and Bess

Author: Otto PremingerSidney PoitierDorothy DandridgeSammy Davis, Jr.Pearl BaileyAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Distributed by Crescent Media International
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Preminger; Sidney Poitier; Dorothy Dandridge; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Pearl Bailey; Brock Peters; Robert McFerrin; Adele Addison; N Richard Nash; Dorothy Heyward; Samuel Goldwyn; DuBose Heyward; George Gershwin
OCLC Number: 728905481
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
Based on the Porgy by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward; originally produced for stage by the Theartre Guild.
Credits: Music, George Gershwin; libretto, DuBose Heyward; lyrics, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin; director of photography, Leon Shamroy; editor, Daniel Mandell.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, and voices of Robert McFerrin, Adele Addison.
Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Porgy and Bess (Motion picture)
Samuel Goldwyn presents Porgy and Bess
Responsibility: screenplay N. Richard Nash ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by Otto Preminger.

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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.

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