Garnering a total of ten Academy Awards - including Best Picture of 1961, West Side Story set a brilliant standard for movie musicals that remains unsurpassed to this day. A triumph on every level, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in the slums of 1950's New York. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and - in Supporting Actor Oscar-winning roles - Rita Morena and George Chakiris, it remains "one of the most popular film musicals in history" (CineBooks' Motion Picture Guide)
2 hrs. 32 min.