West side story United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; a Robert Wise production ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures, Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc.

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

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Corporate Authors: United Artists Corporation. (Production personnel) Mirisch Pictures. (Production personnel) Seven Arts Productions. (Production personnel)
Other Authors: Wise, Robert, 1914-2005. (Director) Robbins, Jerome. (Director) Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. (Screenwriter) Sondheim, Stephen. (Lyricist) Green, Johnny, 1908-1989. Wood, Natalie. (Performer) Beymer, Richard, 1939- (Performer) Tamblyn, Russ. (Performer) Moreno, Rita. (Performer) Chakiris, George. (Performer) Laurents, Arthur. (Librettist) Fapp, Daniel. Stanford, Thomas. Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet.
Format: Video DVD
Published:Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [1998], ©1961.
Edition:Widescreen version.

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Call Number: AV: West side story
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