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WEST SIDE STORY
(1961)

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Enjoyable and sad at the same time, though the choreographed fight scenes are a bit silly. It's a film with truly classic songs, such as 'America', and a good message, but I don't think we've moved on much regarding racial tolerance.

'West Side Story' revolves around both gang culture, in this instance the violent rivalry between American gang The Jets and Puerto Rican gang The Sharks, and a love affair which tries to break through the racial divide.

Natalie Wood is at her most beguiling as a girl who tries to bridge the divide - amidst all the macho postering.

'West Side Story' won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, and Best Supporting awards for George Chakiris and Rita Moreno as Anita.

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West Side Story Main Cast List
Natalie Wood as Maria
Richard Beymer as Tony
Russ Tamblyn as Riff
Rita Moreno as Anita
George Chakiris as Bernardo
Simon Oakland as Lieutenant Schrank
Ned Glass as Doc
William Bramley as Officer Krupke
Tucker Smith as Ice
Tony Mordente as Action
David Winters as A-rab
Eliot Feld as Baby John
Bert Michaels as Snowboy
David Bean as Tiger
Robert Banas as Joyboy

Directed by Jerome Robbins &
Robert Wise

 

 

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Author: Leonard Bernstein
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Author: Leonard Bernstein

 

 

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