West Side Story

Continuity mistake: When Glad Hand is telling them about the get-together dance at the gym, you can see A-Rab putting his arm on Action's shoulder, then in the next shot he does it again.

Continuity mistake: A spider web drawn by a girl appears on the close-ups but disappears in the aerial shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the number, "Gee, Officer Krupke," Ice is standing right behind Riff, right before he sings "Dear kindly judge your honor..." then suddenly he's in the doorway of Doc's candy store.

Continuity mistake: When Maria finishes singing "I feel pretty" the purple fabric rests around her left shoulder. A frame later, from a new angle, it's resting around her arm.

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Continuity mistake: At the bar, 2 of the darts are very close together in one shot, and farther apart in the next.

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Continuity mistake: When the Jets are playing basketball and Bernardo catches the ball, the position of the legs of the guy in the violet shirt differ between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the bar, when the cop is asking where the fight is going to take place, he addresses a guy in the back. His position and that of his tie changes in half a second when the angle changes.

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Continuity mistake: When Riff is talking with Bernardo at the bar, the first shot shows one hand bent over the table. A frame later both arms are crossed together.

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Continuity mistake: In the bar, when the cop is asking where the fight is going to take place, he addresses a guy in the back. His position and that of his tie changes in half a second when the angle changes.

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Continuity mistake: At the dance, when everyone is swaying with their partner, you can see both of Ice's hands on Velma's back, then in the next shot when it's following baby John, you can see Ice put his hands on her back again. (00:32:30)

Continuity mistake: When the camera zooms into the basketball field, the shadow of the Jets points in a 8 o'clock direction. In the close ups it's a 2 o'clock.

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Continuity mistake: After the Jets and the Sharks have challenged themselves, Tony takes his right hand to his tie, but the immediate shot shows the hand by his side.

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Continuity mistake: When Maria is hitting Tony while saying "Killer," her hair is across her left cheek. In the next shot, it is completely away from her face. (01:48:20)

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

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Trivia: "West Side Story" was the first film to win the Best Picture Academy Award for two directors (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins).

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