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West Side Story

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.

Cast: Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn , George Chakiris , Rita Moreno , Simon Oakland , Ned Glass , William Bramley

Directors: Jerome Robbins , Robert Wise

Genres: Musical

Distributor: United Artists

West Side Story (1961)

Release Date: October 18th, 1961|2 hr. 31 min.

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