West Side Story – 1961
Musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City, where rival street gangs (the Jets and the Sharks) battle for territory and respect. Is the love affair between former Jets leader Tony, and Maria, sister to Sharks’ leader Bernardo, doomed to failure?
Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
Screenplay by: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, William Shakespeare
Studio: Seven Arts Productions
Release Date: October 18th, 1961