Porgy and Bess


General information

Sample : Yes

Studio : Samuel Goldwyn Company

Director : Otto Preminger

Release date (New York) : 1959


Order Title Starting time code Ending time code Length Performers
1 Overture (Allegro con brio) image du number 0h0m0s 0h1m59s 1m59s
2 Summertime 1 image du number 0h1m59s 0h7m12s 5m13s Diahann Carroll
3 A Woman is a Sometime Thing image du number 0h7m19s 0h9m5s 1m46s Sammy Davis Jr, Leslie Scott
4 Honey Man image du number 0h9m5s 0h9m42s 0m37s
5 They Pass by singin' image du number 0h11m10s 0h12m25s 1m15s Sidney Poitier
6 I got plenty o' nuttin' image du number 0h31m29s 0h34m10s 2m41s Sidney Poitier
7 Bess, you is my woman now image du number 0h36m17s 0h41m21s 5m4s Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier
8 Oh, I can't sit down image du number 0h41m26s 0h45m48s 4m22s
9 It ain't necessarily so image du number 0h46m51s 0h51m52s 5m1s Sammy Davis Jr
10 What you want wid Bess ? image du number 0h54m29s 0h58m16s 3m47s Dorothy Dandridge, Brock Peters
11 It Take A Long Pull To Get There image du number 0h58m46s 1h0m8s 1m22s Leslie Scott
12 Strawberry Woman image du number 1h3m40s 1h5m2s 1m22s
13 Crab Man image du number 1h5m3s 1h6m11s 1m8s
14 I loves you Porgy image du number 1h9m19s 1h11m29s 2m10s Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier
15 Summertime 2 image du number 1h14m56s 1h15m52s 0m56s Diahann Carroll
16 Red-Headed Woman image du number 1h19m32s 1h20m37s 1m5s Brock Peters
17 Summertime 3 image du number 1h26m48s 1h27m52s 1m4s Dorothy Dandridge
18 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York image du number 1h42m14s 1h44m23s 2m9s Sammy Davis Jr
19 Good Mornin' Sistuh! image du number 1h46m6s 1h46m40s 0m34s
20 Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess image du number 1h49m48s 1h52m13s 2m25s Sidney Poitier
21 Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way image du number 1h53m56s 1h55m17s 1m21s Sidney Poitier

Numbers' distribution


47 min

Running time for all numbers

138 min

Movie running time

2841 sec

Running time for all numbers

8280 sec

Movie running time


Ratio number/total length

135 sec

Average running time for the numbers in Porgy and Bess

149 sec

Average running time for the numbers for all the movies


Color Cast
All Black cast
All White cast
All Latin cast
Mixed Race cast
Mixed Race Extras

Graphe/ Timeline


Adaptation Shows Remake
Porgy and Bess (13/09/1943), Porgy and Bess (10/10/1935), Porgy and Bess (07/02/1944), Porgy and Bess (22/01/1942), Porgy and Bess (10/03/1953) No


PCA verdict on the first submitted script Censored content States where the film was censored
missing information dialogue, narrative-major problem no censorship
Legion of Decency Protestant Motion Picture Council Harrison's Report Film Estimate Board of National Organizations
A2 Adults – Mature Young People Adults – Mature Young People Adults - Mature Young People