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Limb & Spinal Conditions: Major Films  
TitlePorgy and Bess (1959)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityAmputee Limb
CountryUSA
Length138
GenreMusical
Rating3
DirectorOtto Preminger
CastDorothy Dandridge Sammy Davis Jr. Pearl Bailey Brock Peters Leslie Scott Diahann Carroll
NotesA musical/opera about the poor black folk of Catfish row. The disabled Porgy loves the beautiful Bess. If I remember rightly Brock Peters uses a goat cart to move about. Thanks to Albert Sanchez Moreno who corrects me here: In "Porgy and Bess",it was Sidney Poitier (in the role of Porgy) who used a goat cart to get around. Brock Peters played Crown,the able-bodied villain and murderer.

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