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How long is Porgy and Bess?
Porgy and Bess is 2 hr 18 min long.
Who directed Porgy and Bess?
Otto Preminger
Who is Porgy in Porgy and Bess?
Sidney Poitier plays Porgy in the film.
What is Porgy and Bess about?
This musical drama focuses on the poverty-stricken residents struggling to survive in the Charleston tenement of Catfish Row. The sultry Bess (Dorothy Dandridge) becomes the object of desire of Porgy (Sidney Poitier), a disabled man who gets around in a cart. But Bess is also involved with thuggish Crown (Brock Peters) and drug dealer Sportin' Life (Sammy Davis Jr.). Crown kills a man and goes into hiding, and Bess seeks shelter with Porgy. But, when Crown returns, Porgy must take a stand.