West Side Story
2hr 31min CAST: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno DIRECTOR: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise CLASSIC FILM SERIES
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. This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars and features a score by Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein.
West Side Story remains one of the best musicals of all-time.James Plath, Movie Metropolis
How does the film -- which won ten Oscars on its 1961 release -- stand up now? Very well indeed.Dave Calhoun, Time Out