West Side Story 1961 Musical Film | Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno

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About the original West Side Story film

Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): ウエスト・サイド物語, 西城故事, Amor, Sublime Amor, 웨스트 사이드 스토리, Γουέστ Σάιντ Στόρυ

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West Side Story plot from IMDb: "Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy."

The trailer can be found online.

Cast and Characters (from Wiki):

Main cast:

Natalie Wood as Maria

Marni Nixon as Maria's singing voice

Richard Beymer as Tony

Jimmy Bryant as Tony's singing voice

Russ Tamblyn as Riff

Tucker Smith as Riff's singing voice for "Jet Song"

Rita Moreno as Anita

Betty Wand as Anita's singing voice for "A Boy Like That"

George Chakiris as Bernardo

Simon Oakland as Police Lieutenant Schrank

Ned Glass as Doc

William Bramley as Police Sergeant Krupke


John Astin as Glad Hand

Penny Santon as Madam Lucia


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

Anthony 'Scooter' Teague as Big Deal

Harvey Evans (Harvey Hohnecker) as Mouthpiece

Tommy Abbott as Gee-Tar

Jet girls

Susan Oakes as Anybodys

Gina Trikonis as Graziella

Carole D'Andrea as Velma


Rita Hyde d'Amico as Clarice

Pat Tribble as Minnie

Francesca Bellini as Debby

Elaine Joyce as Hotsie


Jose De Vega as Chino Martin

Jay Norman as Pepe

Gus Trikonis as Indio

Eddie Verso as Juano

Jaime Rogers as Loco

Larry Roquemore as Rocco

Robert Thompson as Luis

Nick Covacevich as Toro

Rudy Del Campo as Del Campo

Andre Tayir as Chile

Shark girls

Yvonne Wilder as Consuelo

Suzie Kaye as Rosalia

Joanne Miya as Francisca


Maria Jimenez Henley as Teresita

Luci Stone as Estella

Olivia Perez as Margarita

Directed by Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Screenplay by Ernest Lehman

Based on West Side Story by Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Produced by Robert Wise

Cinematography: Daniel L. Fapp

Edited by Thomas Stanford

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Production companies: Mirisch Pictures, Seven Arts Productions

Distributed by United Artists

Release date: October 18, 1961

Running time: 152 minutes

Budget: $6.75 million

Box office: $44.1 million

West Side Story Soundtrack Songs:

"Overture" – Orchestra

"Prologue" – Orchestra

"Jet Song" – Riff and Jets

"Something's Coming" – Tony

"Dance at the Gym: (Blues, Promenade, Mambo, Cha-cha, and Jump)" – Orchestra

"Maria" – Tony

"America" – Anita, Bernardo, Sharks and Girls

"Tonight" – Tony and Maria

"Gee, Officer Krupke" – Riff and Jets

"Maria (violin)" – Orchestra

"I Feel Pretty" – Maria, Consuelo, Rosalia, and Francisca

"One Hand, One Heart" – Tony and Maria

"Tonight Quintet" – Maria, Tony, Anita, Riff, Bernardo, Jets, and Sharks

"The Rumble" – Orchestra

"Somewhere" – Tony and Maria

"Cool" – Ice and Jets

"A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" – Anita and Maria

"Somewhere" (reprise) – Maria

"Finale" – Orchestra

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