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Natalie Wood Natalie Wood
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Rita Moreno Rita Moreno
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George Chakiris George Chakiris
Bernardo
Simon Oakland Simon Oakland
Schrank
Ned Glass Ned Glass
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Ernest Lehman Ernest Lehman
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Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents
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1950s Romeo & Juliet

10 years, 7 months ago at Apr 27 18:11
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A brilliant film that sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet, in 1950s New York. A heartbreaking film with superb performances and a brilliant direction.

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7 years ago at Nov 22 11:32
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Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens,... read more

WEST SIDE STORY

11 years, 10 months ago at Feb 5 13:33
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What should you call toughies who like to jump, shuffle, clap and pirouette at the slightest provocation? Hit the high notes at the flick of a pen knife? That would be the Jets or Sharks, while this here policeman is Officer Krupke. Maria and Tony, the starcrossed lovers. Protective brother Bernardo. Jealous beau Chino. Tony's bestfriend Riff. And there you have it, a musical based on the t... read more
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Musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City, where rival street gangs (the Jets and the Sharks) battle for territory and respect. Is the love affair between former Jets leader Tony, and Maria, sister to Sharks' leader Bernardo, doomed to failure?
Release date: 23 December 1961
UPC: 027616673329
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