Now… ladies and gentlemen… this is what you call a beautiful couple. Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge were excellent in Porgy and Bess (1959) – just excellent. If you’ve never seen this film, I hope you’ll catch it as soon as possible. It’s unique, full of heart and emotion, and boasts as strong a cast as you’re going to find. Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Brock Peters, Claude Akins… WHAT A CAST!
In addition to these huge names, the cast is rounded out by extremely talented men and women who didn’t achieve the level of fame their co-stars did but contributed strongly to this legendary film.
The problem with finding this film is that it no longer seems to be in circulation on DVD. Believe me, I have looked and looked. I need it for my Dorothy Dandridge collection and it simply doesn’t seem to exist on DVD. If you can find it on television (again, sadly, it’s very hard to find), I hope you’ll catch it. It’s a masterpiece.