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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.

  1. N. Richard Nash

    Screenplay

  2. Otto Preminger

    Director

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Status Released

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  • June 24, 1959
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Original Language English

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget $7,000,000.00

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