West Side Story

West Side Story (1961)

The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures

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From 867 Ratings


In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

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  • 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
  • Scooter Teague

    as Big Deal
  • Harvey Evans

    as Mouthpiece
  • Tommy Abbott

    as Gee-Tar
  • Susan Oakes

    as Anybodys
  • Gina Trikonis

    as Graziella
  • Carole D'Andrea

    as Velma
  • Jose De Vega

    as Chino
  • Jay Norman

    as Pepe
  • Gus Trikonis

    as Indio
  • Eddie Verso

    as Juano
  • Jaime Rogers

    as Loco
  • Larry Roquemore

    as Rocco
  • Robert E. Thompson

    as Luis
  • Nick Navarro

    as Toro
  • Rudy Del Campo

    as Del Campo
  • Andre Tayir

    as Chile
  • Yvonne Othon

    as Consuelo
  • Suzie Kaye

    as Rosalia
  • Joanne Miya

    as Francisca
  • John Astin

    as Glad Hand, the dance organizer
  • Penny Santon

    as Madam Lucia
Directing Jerome Robbins Director
Directing Robert Wise Director
Production Robert Wise Producer
Writing Jerome Robbins Author
Writing Arthur Laurents Theatre Play
Writing Jerome Robbins Screenplay
Writing Arthur Laurents Screenplay
Writing Ernest Lehman Screenplay
Art Victor A. Gangelin Set Decoration
Sound Gilbert D. Marchant Sound Editor
Editing Marshall M. Borden Assistant Editor
Sound Leonard Bernstein Music
Sound Stephen Sondheim Songs
Production Saul Chaplin Associate Producer
Crew Jerome Robbins Choreographer
Sound Johnny Green Conductor
Art Boris Leven Production Design
Camera Daniel L. Fapp Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Irene Sharaff Costume Design
Directing Robert E. Relyea Assistant Director
Crew Tommy Abbott Other
Crew Margaret Banks Other
Crew Howard Jeffrey Other
Crew Tony Mordente Other
Editing Thomas Stanford Editor
Sound Richard Carruth Music Editor
Crew Linwood G. Dunn Special Effects
Sound Sid Ramin Orchestrator
Sound Irwin Kostal Orchestrator
Sound Murray Spivack Sound
Sound Fred Lau Sound
Sound Vinton Vernon Sound
Sound Betty Walberg Other
Sound Bobby Tucker Vocal Coach
Sound Saul Chaplin Music Supervisor
Sound Johnny Green Music Supervisor
Sound Sid Ramin Music Supervisor
Sound Irwin Kostal Music Supervisor
Production Allen K. Wood Production Manager
Art Saul Bass Title Designer
Crew Saul Bass Other
Crew Maurice Zuberano Production Artist
Art Sam Gordon Property Master
Directing Stanley K. Scheuer Script Supervisor
Directing Jerome M. Siegel Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Alice Monte Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bert Henrikson Wardrobe Supervisor
Writing Robert E. Griffith Other
Writing Hal Prince Other
Writing Roger L. Stevens Other
Writing Arthur Laurents Book