West Side Story

Year: 1961

Genre: Music/Musical

Duration: 151 mins

Starring: Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of 1950s New York. The Jets, a gang on the West Side, is getting ready to rumble and fight the rival Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks. Riff, the leader of the Jets, tries to enlist the help of the co-founder of the gang, Tony. But Tony has quit the gang to work at an honest job, and he goes along only to keep the peace. At the dance where the gangs meet to arrange the rumble, Tony falls in love with Maria, sister of Bernardo, leader of the rival Sharks. At the rumble, Tony tries to limit the weapons to fists, but the fighting gets out of control... New digital restoration now available