Top 2 West Side Story Movie Facts

Following is our collection of West Side Story facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of West Side Story film message.

Before the fight scene between the Jets and Sharks, Ice partly covers a sign that says "Warehouse" so it only says "war"
Before the fight scene between the Jets and Sharks, Ice partly covers a sign that says "Warehouse" so it only says "war"
The musical inspired by Romeo and Juliet, the song Tonight begins in iambic pentameter.
The musical inspired by Romeo and Juliet, the song Tonight begins in iambic pentameter.
West Side Story poster
West Side Story poster

West Side Story Plot

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of West Side Story. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Director Jerome Robbins
Stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno
IMDB score 7.5