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West Side Story ()


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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

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  • Won 10 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 11 nominations.
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Maria
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Tony
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Riff
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Anita
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Bernardo
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Schrank
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Doc
William Bramley ...
Krupke
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Ice
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A-rab
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Baby John
Bert Michaels ...
Snowboy
David Bean ...
Tiger
Robert Banas ...
Joyboy
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Big Deal (as Scooter Teague)
Harvey Evans ...
Mouthpiece (as Harvey Hohnecker)
Tommy Abbott ...
Gee-Tar
Susan Oakes ...
Anybodys
Gina Trikonis ...
Graziella
Carole D'Andrea ...
Velma
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Chino
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Pepe
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Indio
Eddie Verso ...
Juano
Jaime Rogers ...
Loco
Larry Roquemore ...
Rocco
Robert E. Thompson ...
Luis (as Robert Thompson)
Nick Navarro ...
Toro (as Nick Covacevich)
Rudy Del Campo ...
Del Campo
Andre Tayir ...
Chile
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Consuelo (as Yvonne Othon)
Suzie Kaye ...
Rosalia
Joanne Miya ...
Francisca
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Glad Hand (uncredited)
Francesca Bellini ...
Debby, Snowboy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Hotsie, Tiger's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Child Extra (uncredited)
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Playback vocalist for Natalie Wood (uncredited)
Olivia Perez ...
Margarita, Rocco's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Lou Ruggiero ...
Police Officer #3 (uncredited)
Penny Santon ...
Madam Lucia (uncredited)
Luci Stone ...
Estella, Loco's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Pat Tribble ...
Minnie, Baby John's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jerome Robbins
Robert Wise

Written by

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Ernest Lehman ... (screenplay)
 
Arthur Laurents ... (book by)
 
Jerome Robbins ... (play conceived by)
 
William Shakespeare ... (play "Romeo and Juliet") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Saul Chaplin ... associate producer
Walter Mirisch ... executive producer (uncredited)
Robert Wise ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Leonard Bernstein
Irwin Kostal ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Daniel L. Fapp ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Thomas Stanford ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Marshall M. Borden ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Boris Leven ... (production designed by)

Set Decoration by

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Victor A. Gangelin ... (as Victor Gangelin)

Costume Design by

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Irene Sharaff ... (costume designed by)

Makeup Department

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Emile LaVigne ... makeup (as Emile La Vigne)
Alice Monte ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Allen K. Wood ... production manager
Hubert Fröhlich ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert E. Relyea ... assistant director
Jerome M. Siegel ... second assistant director
Ridgeway Callow ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Shelley Bartolini ... scenic artist (as Shelly Bartolini)
Sam Gordon ... property
Maurice Zuberano ... production artist (as M. Zuberano)
Leon Harris ... production illustrator (uncredited)
William Maldonado ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fred Lau ... sound
Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound editor
Murray Spivack ... sound
Vinton Vernon ... sound
Richard Gramaglia ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Fred Hynes ... sound recording supervisor (uncredited)
Gordon Sawyer ... sound supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Saul Bass ... visual consultant
Linwood G. Dunn ... photographic effects (as Linwood Dunn)

Stunts

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Eli Bo Jack Blackfeather ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Linwood G. Dunn ... title photographer (uncredited)
John Finger ... camera operator: title sequence (uncredited)
Ernst Haas ... still photographer (uncredited)
Jerome H. Klein ... electrician (uncredited)
Louis Kulsey ... dolly grip: title sequence (uncredited)
Tom May ... grip (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bert Henrikson ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Leonard Bernstein ... music by
Richard Carruth ... music editor
Saul Chaplin ... musical supervisor
Johnny Green ... music conductor / musical supervisor
Irwin Kostal ... musical supervisor / orchestrator
Sid Ramin ... musical supervisor / orchestrator
Stephen Sondheim ... lyrics by
Robert Tucker ... vocal coach (as Bobby Tucker)
Betty Walberg ... musical assistant
Pete Candoli ... musician (uncredited)
Jack Dumont ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Walter A. Gest ... production music playback operator (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician (uncredited)
Red Mitchell ... musician (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Albert T. Viola ... musician (uncredited)

Other crew

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Tommy Abbott ... dance assistant
Margaret Banks ... dance assistant
Saul Bass ... titles
Robert E. Griffith ... based upon the play produced on the stage by
Howard Jeffrey ... dance assistant
Tony Mordente ... dance assistant
Harold Prince ... based upon the play produced on the stage by (as Harold S. Prince)
Jerome Robbins ... choreography by / stage play: director / stage play: orchestrator
Stanley Scheuer ... script supervisor (as Stanley K. Scheuer)
Roger L. Stevens ... by arrangement with
Hal Bell ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Jimmy Bryant ... singing voice: Tony (uncredited)
Kit Culkin ... dancer (uncredited)
John Flynn ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Gerald Freedman ... assistant: Mr. Robbins (uncredited)
Peter Gennaro ... co-choreographer (uncredited)
Maria Henley ... Shark dancer Teresita (uncredited)
Eliot Hyman ... production executive (uncredited)
Howard Jeffrey ... assistant choreographer: Mr. Robbins (uncredited)
Elaine Joyce ... dancer (uncredited)
George Lake ... assistant stage manager: stage production (uncredited)
Harold Mirisch ... production executive (uncredited)
Marvin Mirisch ... production executive (uncredited)
Howard Newman ... press representative (uncredited)
Arthur Rubin ... assistant stage manager: stage production (uncredited)
Wallace Siebert ... assistant: Mr. Gennaro (uncredited)
Ray Stark ... production executive (uncredited)
Lee Theodore ... assistant choreographer (uncredited) / dancer (uncredited)
Roxanne Tunis ... dancer (uncredited)
Betty Wand ... singing voice: Anita - "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines "BEST PICTURE!" Winner of 10 Academy Awards! - 1961 (post-Oscar) See more »
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Also Known As
  • West Side Story (Amor sin barreras) (Spain)
  • Amor Sem Barreiras (Portugal)
  • Вестсайдская история (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Amor sin barreras (Peru)
  • West side monogatari (Japan)
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  • 153 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,864,211

Did You Know?

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Trivia When filming "The Taunting Scene", Rita Moreno was reduced to tears when she was harassed and nearly raped by the Jets, as it brought back memories of when she was raped as a child. When she started crying, the Jets immediately stopped what they were doing and tried to comfort her, while pointing out that the audience was going to hate them for what they were doing. See more »
Goofs The Jets sing "The Jets are gonna have their day tonight. The Jets are gonna have their way tonight". One of the voices sings "way" instead of "day" in the first line, so the result sounds like "dway". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bass on Titles (1977). See more »
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Crazy Credits The credits at the end of the movie appear as graffiti on street signs. See more »
Quotes Maria: All of you! You all killed him! And my brother, and Riff. Not with bullets, or guns, with hate. Well now I can kill, too, because now I have hate!
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