October 18, 1961
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Drama, Musical, Romance
2 hr. 31 min.
This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein score is just one of the reasons.