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Even decades later, the music, choreography and effect of 'West Side Story' are hard to resist

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Oct. 18, 1961, “West Side Story” hit movie theaters. To commemorate the anniversary of that event, here is the original Los Angeles Times review of the film. “West Side Story” will be the American picture to watch at Oscar time, for it restores something of the glory that was...
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