WEST SIDE STORY
was released 18th October 1961.
It is an adaptation of the 1957 stage musical which, in turn, was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Lovers Maria and Tony are from two opposing New York gangster families. Their love story blossoms in the midst of gang warfare and comes to a tragic end.
The film was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 10. It became the second highest film of the year in the USA