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West Side Story (1961)

NR 152 min - Music, Crime, Drama - 18 October 1961
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In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Stars:  Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Susan Oakes, Jose De Vega, Gina Trikonis, Carole D'Andrea, Eliot Feld, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Scooter Teague, Yvonne Othon, John Astin, Penny Santon, Suzie Kaye, Anne Miya, Bert Michaels

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Storyline

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.



Tagline: The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures

Genres: Music, Crime, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  18 October 1961

Box Office

Budget:  $6,000,000
Revenue:  $43,656,822

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 32 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — George Chakiris {“Bernardo”} – WON
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Rita Moreno {“Anita”} – WON
ART DIRECTION (Color) — Art Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Victor A. Gangelin – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Daniel L. Fapp – WON
COSTUME DESIGN (Color) — Irene Sharaff – WON
DIRECTING — Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins – WON
FILM EDITING — Thomas Stanford – WON
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) — Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal – WON
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Robert Wise, Producer – WON
SOUND — Todd-AO Sound Department, Fred Hynes, Sound Director; and Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director – WON
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Ernest Lehman


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