West Side Story (1961)

Episode 84 · February 21st, 2020 · 1 hr 16 mins

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In Episode 84 of The Cinescope Podcast, Chad and Patrick Hicks talk about one of their favorite movies, West Side Story (1961)!

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Show Notes


  • Released October 18, 1961
  • Dir. Robert Wise (The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Haunting, The Sound of Music, The Andromeda Strain, Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and Jerome Robbins (choreographer for Broadway productions: On the Town, The King and I, Gypsy (also director), Fiddler on the Roof (also director))
  • Written by Ernest Lehman; based on stage musical by Robbins, Andrew Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which was in turn based on the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Music by Leonard Bernstein (On the Town) and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods)
  • Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris


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