The greatest love story ever told...in the most acclaimed musical of all time! Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story in this 50th Anniversary Edition!
Winner of ten ACADEMY AWARDS®, including Best Picture,* this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Featuring an unforgettable score, exuberant choreography and powerful performances by Natalie Wood, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, West Side Story will forever resonate as a true cinematic masterpiece.
*1961: Best Picture, Supporting Actor (George Chakiris), Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno), Art Direction (Color), Cinematography (Color), Costume Design (Color), Directing, Film Editing, Music Scoring, Sound.
**West Side Story Digitally Restored in Standard Definition
Cast & Crew
Decent 1961 adaptation of the Bernstein-Robbins musical, if you can handle Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood in the leads.
It is a great movie ... in parts.
The marvel is that the film still works so well.
What they have done with West Side Story in knocking it down and moving it from stage to screen is to reconstruct its fine material into nothing short of a cinema masterpiece.
West Side Story is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment
It still represents a brave and effective fusion of serious and fantasy elements, and offers two and one-half hours of solid entertainment.