West Side Story

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A romantic musical update of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.

West Side Story

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Film Info

Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961, US, 153 minutes

Genre: Musical
Cast Members: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno
Music: Leonard Bernstein