Porgy (Sidney Poitier) is a
crippled man living in the shantytown of Catfish Row who has fallen in love with Bess (Dorothy Dandridge), a beautiful but troubled woman addicted to drugs. Bess is already being courted by several men, including Crown (Brock Peters), a muscular laborer, and
Sportin' Life (Sammy Davis, Jr.), a sharp-suited hipster who deals narcotics.
Life in search of the bright lights of New York City.
Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Ivan Dixon, and Clarence Muse also highlight the cast; Robert McFerrin provided the singing voice of Porgy, and Adele Addison dubbed in Bess' musical numbers.
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis,