Porgy and Bess
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.
- Genre: Music, Drama, Romance
- Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Columbia Pictures
- Keyword: musical, fisherman, south carolina, based on opera, charleston, early 1900s
- Cast: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, Diahann Carroll