Movie search "Porgy and Bess"

Marilyn B. Huntley (mhuntley@hamilton.edu)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 09:32:28 -0400

I haven't been able to find in my catalogs or reference books any mention
of a video ever having been made of "Porgy and Bess."

I do know that there was a 1959 movie produced by Samuel Goldwyn, directed
by Otto Preminger, and starring Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl
Bailey, & Sammy Davis Jr. But is it in distribution now in video or 16mm
film?

There was also a TV production made in the U.K. in 1993, directed by Trevor
Nunn. This one wouldn't be our first choice, but better than nothing if
it's available and the other one isn't.

Anyone out there know something about a source? Thanks in advance.

Marilyn

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