Porgy. Written by Dorothy Heyward
and DuBose Heyward
. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
[earliest Broadway credit]. Guild Theatre: 10 Oct 1927- Aug 1928 (closing date unknown/367 performances). Cast: Jack Carter
(as "Crown"), Peter Clark (as "Jim"), Stanley DeWolfe (as "A Dectective"), Evelyn Ellis (as "Crown's Bess"), Lloyd Gray,
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6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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[interviewed in 1966]: The screen is the most powerful, exciting and contemporary medium. One of these days, we will learn to do it full justice.
Producers were so terrified that the opening sequence to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1931) would turn out badly - Mamoulian shot it all from the perspective of the protagonist - that the re-release of the film omitted the first few minutes of the film. It wasn't until the 1970s that this was added on again and Mamoulian's brilliance returned to one of his greatest films.
Master of the tracking shot: is partial to p.o.v shots such as the original opening of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde