West Side Story

Released: 1961 Running Time: 153 mins

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West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs–the white Jets led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn) and the Latino Sharks, led by Bernardo (George Chakiris). So when Riff’s best friend (and former Jet) Tony (Richard Beymer) and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria (Natalie Wood) meet at a dance and fall in love, it can only end in tragedy.

Key People:

Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Writer: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins

Cinematography: Daniel L Fapp

Production Design: Boris Leven

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Further Information

For further information, full cast and crew listings, trivia and reviews, please see the West Side Story Page on IMDB.

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