West Side Story
In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two romantics, one from each gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
- Studio: Seven Arts Productions, The Mirisch Company
- Keyword: slum, street gang, love at first sight, showdown, puerto rico, immigrant, highway, forbidden love, musical, rivalry, feud, interracial relationship, based on play or musical, tragic love, attempted rape, policeman, obsessive love, lifting female in air, young love, modern day adaptation, shakespeare in modern dress, romeo & juliet
- Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, Simon Oakland