The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston,S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and practically all of the music, with only one major cut. Written by
Albert Sanchez Moreno
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Contrary to what some reviews say, this production was videotaped, not filmed, and taped not on location but entirely on studio soundstages. See more
I ain't telling you nothin', But a woman that's got just one man, maybe she got him for keeps. But when she got two men, there's mighty apt to be a carvin'. Then the cops come in and takes the leavin's. And pretty soon, she ain't got none!
Version of Porgy and Bess
"Finale: O Lawd, I'm On My Way"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by DuBose Heyward
Sung by Willard White, Marietta Simpson, Cynthia Clarey, Mervin Wallace, Maureen Breathwaite and Chorus See more