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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Porgy and Bess (1959)












Starring:
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
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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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Another great old movie to post is
Black Orpheus [1959]

Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkxGkL7o9xk

Full Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEVUHkJG1o&feature=related

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