West Side Story
(1961) (#1043H) Duration: 2:27:25 TVM
This musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet features two rival street gangs battling for territory in 1950s New York City. Tragedy strikes when former Jets leader Tony (Richard Beymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of Sharks' leader Bernardo (George Chakiris). The cast also features Russ Tamblyn as current Jets leader Riff, and Rita Moreno as Maria's best friend Anita. Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, and score by Leonard Bernstein, the film won 10 of its 11 Oscar Nominations.