West Side Story

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Overview

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.

  1. Jerome Robbins

    Author, Director, Screenplay

  2. Ernest Lehman

    Screenplay

  3. Arthur Laurents

    Screenplay

  4. Robert Wise

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Natalie Wood

    Natalie Wood

    Maria

  2. Richard Beymer

    Richard Beymer

    Tony

  3. Russ Tamblyn

    Russ Tamblyn

    Riff

  4. Rita Moreno

    Rita Moreno

    Anita

  5. George Chakiris

    George Chakiris

    Bernardo

  6. Simon Oakland

    Simon Oakland

    Lieutenant Schrank

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 32m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $43,656,822.00

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Release Information

  • October 18, 1961
    NR, Theatrical

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