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  • West Side Story is a 1961 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70. The film was released on October 18, 1961, through United Artists. It received praise from critics and the public, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture, becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical. Wikipedia

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  • The Screen Achieves One of the Great Entertainments in the History of Motion Pictures
  • Unlike other musicals 'West Side Story' grows younger!
  • The Screen Achieves One of the Great Entertainments in the History of Motion Pictures.
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  • 10/20/1998
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  • 12/13/1961
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