Porgy and Bess Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr., Brock Peters

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The story is set in 1912 South Carolina in amsall town Catfish Row. This musical movie tells a tale of a beautiful yet emotionally unstable woman named Bess. Her muscular short tempered boyfriend Crown recently killed a man in a fist fight and is now on the run to avoid gettting prosecuted. Afterwards Bess meet Porgy, a beggar with a gentle heart. Porgy falls in love with Bess while Crown is away. But when her incriminating lover returns, Porgy murders Crown, and finds himself too running away from the law. Confused Bess then set her eyes on Sportin Life' a drug dealer who is also in love with Bess. The two set off to seek a much better life in the big city.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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