West Side Story

1961, Movie, NR, 153 mins

West Side Story
When it's good, very good; when it's bad, a stinker. WEST SIDE STORY is the filmed version of the hit Broadway musical inspired by "Romeo and Juliet." Jerome Robbins, who conceived the stage version, gets co-director credit here. He was originally slated to direct the entire film, but his perfectionism meant twice the budget. United Artists brought in Robert Wise after less than a month of rehearsals, assigning him direction of the non-musical sequences. Before long, Robbins was booted all together. The numbers he choreographed remain the most inventive, energetic sequences in the film: the lengthy opening sequence (including "The Jet Song"), "America," "I Feel Pre...
Released: 1961 Rated: NR Length: 153 mins

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