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Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
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Writers
Dorothy Heyward (play "Porgy") | DuBose Heyward (libretto) (play "Porgy") | N. Richard Nash (screenplay)
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$7,000,000
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Release date
Jun 24, 1959 (United States)

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7.2 / 10 | 1,391 votes