West Side Story (1961)
overview : In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.
Genres : Crime, Drama, Romance
Tags : slum, street gang, love at first sight, showdown, puerto rican, immigrant, highway, forbidden love, musical, rivalry, feud, interracial relationship, based on play or musical, sondheim, attempted rape, policeman, obsessive love, lifting female in air, young love, modern day adaptation, shakespeare in modern dress