Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
Screenplay by Ernest Lehman
Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn
I never really noticed it before, but musicals can be pretty dark. On the surface they seem all happy and shiny because they tend to be in the bright sunshine, have the singing and dancing, and a generally joyful sensibility.
Underneath, though, they can go to so real terrible places.