This movie was previously reviewed for my Best Picture Project. Below is the pertinent information about it: the movie stats, plot summary, and the rating I gave it. You can read the full text of the review HERE.
Released 1961 (USA)
American, in English (very minimal non-translated Spanish)
Directors – Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise
Stars – Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn
Basically, it’s Romeo & Juliet, set circa 1950s NYC, with singing & dancing. Wood and Beymer play star-crossed lovers Maria & Tony. Chakiris plays Bernardo, Maria’s brother & leader of the Sharks (the Puerto Rican gang). Tamblyn plays Riff, Tony’s best friend & leader of the Jets (the Irish/Italian [?] gang).