West Side Story
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Maria: All of you! You all killed him! And my brother, and Riff. Not with bullets, or guns, with hate. Well now I can kill, too, because now I have hate.

Riff: Boy, am I a victim of disappointment in you.

Doc: Why do you kids live like there's a war on?

Lieutenant Schrank: At the gym last night, your brother got into a heavy argument because you danced with the wrong boy.
Maria: Yes.
Lieutenant Schrank: Who was that boy?
Maria: Another from my country.
Lieutenant Schrank: And his name?
Maria: Jose.

Riff: Now move in and shake hands.
Bernardo: For what?
Riff: Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy.
Bernardo: More gracious living. Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we hate you right back.

Baby John: Hey... you gotta handkerchief first?
A-Rab: What's wrong with your sleeve?

Maria: My brother is a silly watchdog.
Bernardo: Ah, my sister is a precious jewel.
Anita: What am I, cut glass?

Lieutenant Schrank: Do you mind?
Doc: I have no mind. I am the village idiot.

Riff: Now I know Tony like I know me and I guarentee you can count him in.
Action: In, out, let's get crackin'.
Gee-tar: Where you gonna find Bernardo?
Riff: He'll be at the dance tonight at the gym.
A-Rab: But the gym's neutral territory.
Riff: A-rab, I'm gonna make nice with him! I'm only gonna challenge him.
Ice: Great daddy-o.

Action: What are we doin', poopin' around with dumb broads for?
Graziella, Riff's Girl: I and Velma ain't dumb.

Tony: Well end your suffering little man. Why don't you pack up your gear and clear out of here?

Anybodys, Tomboy: Hey buddy boys.
Action: Ah, go wear a skirt.
Anybodys, Tomboy: Listen.
Ice: The first thing we do is we start showin' around like we have nothin' to hide.
Anybodys, Tomboy: Listen.
A-Rab: Supposin' they ask us about the rumble?
Anybodys, Tomboy: Supposin' they ask you where's Tony and what party's lookin' for him? with A GUN.
Ice: Hey, you know somethin'?
Anybodys, Tomboy: I know I gotta go get a skirt.

Doc: When do you kids stop? You make this world lousy.
Action: We didn't make it, Doc.

Other mistake: During "Cool," there's a shot where they're doing a sort of knee turn, and you can see Tucker Smith in the background spinning too many times (you can see him start to stick out his arms to stop himself). (01:58:20)

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Trivia: Rita Mareno was unable to hit the low notes in the song "A Boy Like That"; the entire song had to be dubbed. Natalie Wood was not told that all of her songs were going to be dubbed until after filming was completed; she went through the production thinking it would be her voice used in the songs when the film was released. Dubbing the songs after filming was completed posed an unusual problem. Normally when a song is dubbed, they play it during filming so that the actors can mouth the words so that they match the lyrics. The songs in West Side Story were dubbed after filming was completed, so it was the singers who were brought in that had to match their lyrics to the actors mouthing the words (from the documentary "West Side Memories", 2009).

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Question: Why did they use actors who couldn't sing in the leading roles? Wouldn't it be easier to cast people who could sing instead of dubbing with other singing voices?

Answer: Natalie Wood was more well-known. And Wood actually COULD sing, she just couldn't hit the high notes perfectly. In fact, she was told only some of her singing would be dubbed.

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