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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.
Cast & Crew
|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||World premiere in New York: 24 Jun 1959|
|Release Date:||1959||Production Date:||
UCLA: 35mm; LC: VBG 3184-86
|Color/B&W:||Color (Technicolor)||Distributions Co:||Columbia Pictures Corp.|
|Sound:||70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Stereo||Production Co:||Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.|