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