West Side Story

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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Other mistake: During the dance at the gym, Maria doesn't snap each time she should have. Natalie Wood was unable to snap, so it was dubbed (as well as her singing, which was dubbed by Marni Nixon).

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)

Revealing mistake: In the dance scene, when the two gangs are "battling," if you look in the background at the Sharks side, you can see Maria among others mouthing the rhythms of the songs. (00:37:25)

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

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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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