Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM
The film version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, West Side Story, premiered 50 years ago. The production, which set Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of 1950s New York City, wasn't always a smash hit. Still, for many, the story holds up as well today as it did five decades ago.
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