Movie Date: September 26, 1957
Watch this shot now. Shoot, man. Go. Yeah. Hey, chickie. Chick, chick, chick. Watch it, Jet boy. Hey, Jet boy. Beat it! Jets, get out here. Come on. Beat it. Okay, here we go. Jets! Hey, Jets! Hey, Jets! Jets, come on! Jets, come on. Come on, boys, huh? Hey, come on, huh? Break it up, you punks. Cut it out. Come on, let's break it up, l said. Come on. Break it up. How many times have l told you punks to cut this stuff out? Why, if it ain't Lieutenant Schrank. - Top o' the day, Lieutenant Schrank. - And Officer Krupke. Top o' the day, Officer Krupke. - l'll give you the top o' the head. - Hey, you, get down. - But we're havin' such fun. - We enjoy the playground. See, it keeps us deprived children off of the foul city streets. - Shut up. - Born like we was on the hot pavements. - You wanna get your skull broke? - Baby John, come here. All right. Now, which one of these Puerto Ricans bloodied you? - Well, sir-- - Which one? Excuse me, sir. As a matter of fact, we suspicion... - that the job was done by a cop. - Two cops. - At the very least. - lmpossible. ln America, nothing is impossible. All right, wise guys. You listen to me... all of ya. You hoodlums don't own these streets... and l've had all the roughhouse l'm gonna put up with around here. You wanna kill each other? Kill each other. But you ain't gonna do it on my beat. - Are there any questions? - Yes, sir. Would you mind translating that into Spanish? Get your friends out of here, Bernardo... and stay out. Please. Okay, Sharks. Boy, oh, boy, as if this neighborhood wasn't crummy enough. Now, look, fellas. Fellas? Look, let's be reasonable. lf l don't get a little law and order around here... l get busted down to a traffic corner... and your friend don't like traffic corners. So that means you're gonna start makin' nice with the P.R.s from now on. l said nice, get it? 'Cause if you don't... and l catch any of you doin' any more brawlin' in my territory... l'm gonna personally beat the living crud out of every one of you... and see that you go to the can and rot there. Say good-bye to the nice boys, Krupke. Good-bye, boys. Jail? Gee. - You hoodlums don't own the streets. - Go play in the park. - Keep off of the grass. - Get out of the house. - Keep off the block. - Keep off the world. A gang that don't own the street is nothin'. - That's it. - We do own it! Jets, round out. Not you, Anybodys. Beat it. Riff, you gotta let me in the gang. Didn't you just see me? l was smash. l'm a killer. l wanna fight. How else is she gonna get a guy to touch her? - You dirty rat! - The road, little girl, the road. Beat it. Okay, come on. Now listen. We fought hard for this turf, and we ain't just gonna give it up. The Emeralds claimed it, and we shut 'em out. The Hawks tried to take it away, and we knocked 'em down the cellar. - Yeah, but these P.R.s are different. - They multiply. - They keep comin'. - Like cockroaches. - They're eatin' all the food. - They're breathin' all the air. Help! l'm drowning in tamale. You heard what Lieutenant Schrank said. We gotta make nice with them Puerto Ricans, or else. Are we gonna let 'em move in and take it all away from us, or else? You're damn right no. What are we gonna do, huh, buddy boys? l'll tell you what we're gonna do. We're gonna speed fast. We're gonna move like lightnin'... and we're gonna clean them Sharks up once and for all... so they ain't never gonna set foot on our turf again. And we're gonna do it in one all-out fight. - A rumble! - Now, cool, Action boy. The Sharks want a piece of this world too. They're real down boys. They might ask for blades, zip guns. Zip guns? Well, gee. l ain't finalizin' and sayin' they will, Baby John. l'm just sayin' that they might. And we gotta be prepared. Now, what's your mood, Jets? l say go, go! - l say mix. - l say sock 'em. - Tear 'em. - Yeah. - But if they say blades or guns? - l say let's forget the whole thing. - What? - What do you say, Riff? l say this turf is small... but it's all we got, huh? l want to hold it like we always held it-- with skin. But if they say blades, l say blades. lf they say guns, l say guns. l say l want the Jets to be the number one... to sail, to hold the sky! Then rev us off! Okay, cats, we rumble. Protocality calls for a war council between us and the Sharks... to set the whole thing up. l will personally give the bad news to Bernardo. - You gotta take a lieutenant with you. - That's me. - That's Tony. - Who needs Tony? We need Tony. He's got a rep that's bigger than the whole west side. - He don't belong no more. - Now, cut it, Action. - Me and Tony started the Jets. - So where is he? How come he takes a lousy, stinkin' job? - Youth board corrupted him. - Yeah, temporary sickness. -Wait and see. -Man, the day we clobbered the Emeralds. - He saved my ever-lovin' neck. - Sure, he'll do it again too. He always came through for us, and he always will. When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way From your first cigarette to your last dying day When you're a Jet let them do what they can You've got brothers around You're a family man You're never alone You're never disconnected You're home with your own When company's expected You're well protected Then you are set with a capital "J" Which you'll never forget till they cart you away When you're a Jet you stay A Jet l know Tony like l know me. - l guarantee you can count him in. - ln, out. Let's get crackin'. - Where you gonna find Bernardo? - lt ain't safe to go in P.R. territory. - He'll be at the dance at the gym. - But the gym's neutral territory. A-rab, l'm gonna make nice with 'em. l'm only gonna challenge 'em. - Great, Daddy-O. - So listen. Everybody dress up sweet and sharp. Meet Tony and me at the dance at : . - And walk tall. - We always walk tall. - We're Jets. - The greatest. When you're a Jet you're the top cat in town You're the gold-medal kid with the heavyweight crown When you're a Jet you're the swingingest thing Little boy, you're a man Little man, you're a king The Jets are in gear Our cylinders are clickin' The Sharks'll steer clear 'Cause every Puerto Rican's a lousy chicken Here come the Jets like a bat out of hell Someone gets in our way someone don't feel so well Here come the Jets Little world, step aside Better go underground Better run, better hide We're drawin' the line so keep your noses hidden We're hangin' a sign says "Visitors Forbidden" And we ain't kiddin' Here come the Jets, yeah and we're gonna beat Every last buggin' gang on the whole buggin' street On the whole buggin' Ever-lovin' street Yeah! - Tony, you're not even listenin'. - l read you loud and clear, Riff. Then why don't you say somethin'? l don't want to hurt your feelings. You're my buddy, my pal, my best friend. Womb to tomb? Birth to earth. That's why you gotta come to the dance tonight and stand up with me. Come on, Tony, just say yes. Did you ever stop to figure how many bubbles there are in one bottle of soda? Tony, this is important. Everything's important, Riff. You, me, the sweet guy l work for. The Sharks walk bad. They bite hard. lf we don't stop 'em now, we're gonna never-- - Work for a living. - How do you like that, huh? Four-and-a-half years l live with a buddy and his family. l think l'm diggin' a guy's character. Boy, am l a victim of disappointment in you. End your sufferin', little man. Why don't you just pack up your gear and move out? 'Cause your ma's hot for me. lt's 'cause l hate livin' with my buggin' uncle. - Come on! - Uncle! Uncle! Go play games with the Jets. Why not? They're the greatest. Ain't they? Were. You found somethin' better? Not yet, but-- But what? You won't dig it, Riff. So try me. Come on, Tony. Try me. Okay. Every single night for the last month... l wake up, and l'm reachin' out. Well, for what? l don't know. A dame? lt's right outside the door, just around the corner... but it's comin'. What is? l don't know. lt's like the kick l used to get from bein' a Jet. Well, now you're talkin'. Man, without a gang, you're an orphan. With a gang, you walk in twos, threes, fours. When your crew is the best, when you're a Jet... you're out in the sun, buddy boy, you're home, free home. Riff, l've had it. Tony, look at me, will ya? Come on, look at me. l'm lookin' at you. l never asked the time of day from a clock, did l? l never asked nothin' from nobody. But l'm askin' you, come to the dance tonight. l promised Doc l'd clean up the store tonight. Then do it after the dance. Tony, l already told the guys you'd be there. lf you don't show, l'll be marked lousy. - What time did you tell 'em? - : . For me, Tony. For Riff. - : it is. - Womb to tomb? Birth to earth, and l'll live to regret this. Who knows? Maybe what you're waitin' for will be twitchin' at the dance tonight. Who knows? Could be Who knows There's something due any day l will know right away Soon as it shows lt may come cannonballin' down through the sky, gleam in its eye Bright as a rose Who knows lt's only just out of reach Down the block, on a beach Under a tree l got a feelin' there's a miracle due gonna come true Comin' to me Could it be Yes, it could Something's comin' something good lf l can wait Something's comin' l don't know what it is But it is gonna be great With a click with a shock Phone will jingle door will knock Open the latch Something's comin' Don't know when, but it's soon Catch the moon One-handed catch Around the corner Or whistlin' down the river Come on, deliver To me Will it be Yes, it will Maybe just by holdin' still lt'll be there Come on, somethin' Come on in, don't be shy Meet a guy Pull up a chair The air is hummin' And somethin' great ls comin' lt's only just out of reach Down the block, on a beach Maybe tonight Por favor, Anita. You are my friend. - Stop it, Maria. - You must make the neck lower. You must stop heckling me. We are working on our time, not the old lady's. One inch. How much can one little inch do? Too much. Anita, it is now to be a dress for dancing, no longer for praying. Listen, with those boys, you can start out dancing and end up praying. One little inch. Bernardo made me promise. One month have l been in this country. Do l ever even touch excitement? l sew in this place all day. l sit at home all night. For what did my brother bring me here? To marry Chino. When l look at Chino, nothing happens. What do you expect to happen? l don't know. Something. What happens when you look at Bernardo? lt's when l don't look that it happens. l think l will tell Mama and Papa... about you and Nardo in the balcony of the movies. - l will rip this to shreds! - No. But if you could perhaps manage to lower the neck. Next year. - l hate that dress! - Then don't wear it. Don't come to the dance with us tonight. Don't come? - Could we not dye it red, at least? - No, we could not. White is for babies. l will be the only one there in a white-- lt is a beautiful dress. l love you! - Are you ready, ladies? - Nardo, come in. ls it not beautiful? Yes. Very. l didn't quite hear. Very beautiful. Come in, Chino. Do not be afraid. But this is a shop for ladies. We won't bite you till we know you better. You will keep both eyes on Maria tonight in case l cannot. - You too, Anita. - My brother is a silly watchdog. My sister is a precious jewel. What am l, cut glass? Nardo, it is most important that l have a wonderful time at the dance tonight. lt is? Because tonight is the real beginning of my life... as a young lady of America. Get out of here. Come on, guys. - Hey, look what l got. - Hi, Consuelo. Maria, these are some of my friends you have not met. - Hey, pick up. - How are you? This is Loco. Teresita. - My sister Maria. - Good evening. And this is Luis Arruza. Rosalia, hi. All right, boys and girls. Attention, please. - Come here. - Okay, let's get on with it. My, this is a fine turnout we have here tonight. Hey, it's all for you, Glad Hand. l know all of you boys and girls are here... because you want to make new friends... and get closer to old ones. So tonight... kids, we're gonna do something special. We're gonna have a get-together dance. Ginger-peachy! All right. Now, kids. l want you to form two circles. - How many? - Two. Boys on the outside. - Girls on the inside. - Hey, where are you? All right. When the music stops... each boy dances with whichever girl is opposite. Okay? Two circles, kids. Well, it won't hurt you to try. Ooh, it hurts, it hurts. Snowboy. That's it, kids. Keep the ball rolling. Around she goes, and where she stops... nobody knows. Here we go. Boys to my right, and girls to my left. - Mambo! - Mambo! Go! You're not thinkin' l'm someone else? l know you are not. Or that we met before? l know we have not. l felt... l knew something never before was going to happen... had to happen, but this is so much more. My hands are cold. Yours too. So warm. So beautiful. Beautiful. lt's so much to believe. You're not makin' a joke. l have not yet learned how to joke that way. l think now l never will. Get your hands off, American! - Stay away from my sister. - Sister? - Couldn't you see he's one of them? - No, l saw only him. There's only one thing they want from a Puerto Rican girl. - That's a lie. - Later, Tony. Don't listen to them. She will listen to her brother before she listens to you. - lf you two want to settle this-- - Please, boys! Everything was going so well. We're all here to have a good time. Come here a second. l want to talk to you. Take her out of here. We're going home. - lt is my first dance. - Please, we are family. Now, go. Come, Maria. - l don't want you. - l want you though. l want you for a war council. Jets and Sharks. - The pleasure is mine. - Let's go outside. l would not leave the ladies alone with your kind around. We will meet you at midnight. - Doc's candy store? - Mm-hmm. And no jazz before then. l understand the rules... native boy. lce. Doc's at midnight. Spread the word. Right, Daddy-O. The most beautiful sound l ever heard Maria All the beautiful sounds of the world ln a single word l just met a girl named Maria And suddenly that name Will never be the same to me l just kissed a girl named Maria And suddenly l found How wonderful a sound can be Say it loud and there's music playing Say it soft And it's almost like praying l'll never stop saying Say it loud and there's music playing Say it soft And it's almost like praying l'll never stop saying The most beautiful sound l ever heard Now, l do not say these things to spoil your evening... or to hear myself talk. l am here longer than you. Someday when you are an old married woman with five children... then you can tell me what to do, but now it is the other way around. Now go to bed. He's the old married woman. You know, she has a mother, also a father. They do not know this country any better than she does. You do not know it at all. Girls here are free to have fun. She is in America now. Puerto Rico is in America now. Sometimes l don't know which is thicker-- your skull or your accent. - Let them wait. - ls Maria all right? - l should be so all right. - lt will not happen again. Pepe, lndio. - After tonight, things will be settled. - First settle your stomach. Never mind my stomach. Well, l mind your nose and your head broken. - Broken? - Sure. They use Maria for an excuse to start World War lll. lt is more than that. More than what? She was only dancing. With an American who is really a Polack. Says the spic. You are not so cute. - That Tony is. - And he works. A delivery boy. - And what are you? - An assistant. And Chino makes half of what the Polack makes. - The Polack is an American. - Here comes the whole commercial. Your mother's a Pole. Your father's a Swede. But you were born here. That's all that you need. You are an American. But us? Foreigners! Lice. Cockroaches. But it's true. When l think about how l thought it would be for us here. We came like children, believing, trusting. With our hearts open. With our arms open. You came with your mouth open. You did, spic, and you'll go back in handcuffs. l'm going back in a Cadillac. - Air-conditioned. - Built-in bar. - Telephone. - Television. Compatible color. lf you had all that here, why would you want to go back to Puerto Rico? Even if you didn't have all that here, why would you want to go back? lt's so good here? lt's so good there? We had nothing. Ah, we still have nothing, only more expensive. Anita Josephina... - Beatriz del Carmen Margarita. - lt's plain Anita now. - Et cetera. - Leave me alone. At least l-- Once an immigrant, always an immigrant. Hey, look, instead of a shampoo, she's been brainwashed. - Stop it. - She's given up Puerto Rico. Now she's queer for Uncle Sam. Oh, no. That's not true. Puerto Rico My heart's devotion Let it sink back ln the ocean Always the hurricanes blowing Always the population growing And the money owing And the sunlight streaming And the natives steaming l like the island Manhattan l know you do. Smoke on your pipe And put that in l like to be in America Okay by me in America Everything free in America For a small fee in America Buying on credit is so nice One look at us and they charge twice l have my own washing machine What will you have though to keep clean Skyscrapers bloom in America Cadillacs zoom in America lndustry boom in America Twelve in a room in America Lots of new housing with more space Lots of doors slamming in our face l'll get a terrace apartment Better get rid of your accent Life can be bright in America lf you can fight in America Life is all right in America lf you're all white in America La-la-la, la-la, America Here you are free and you have pride Long as you stay on your own side Free to be anything you choose Free to wait tables and shine shoes Everywhere grime in America Organized crime in America Terrible time in America You forget l'm in America l think l go back to San Juan l know a boat you can get on Bye-bye! Everyone there will give big cheer Everyone there will have moved here Come on! Hey, Chino. What are you doing? - Meet me on the roof later. - Meet me on the roof later. - Well, will you or won't you? - Well, will you or won't you? Well, will you? You have your big, important war council. The council or me? First one... and then the other. l'm an American girl now. l don't wait. Back home, women know their place. Back home, little boys don't have war councils. But they do here. You want me to be an American, don't you? lmmigrant! Good night, Maria. Good night. Quiet! Come down. Please. My mother and father will wake up. Just for a minute. A minute is not enough. - For an hour then. - l cannot. Then forever! Then l'm comin' up. Now see what you've done. lt is dangerous. lf Bernardo knew-- We'll let him know. l'm not one of 'em, Maria. But you are not one of us, and l am not one of you. - To me you're all the beautiful-- - Maruca. His pet name for me. l like him, and he will like me. He is like Bernardo-- afraid. lmagine being afraid of you. - You see? - l see you. Oh, Maria, see only me. Only you You're the only thing l'll see forever ln my eyes, in my words and in everything l do Nothing else but you ever And there's nothing for me but Maria Every sight that l see is Maria Tony, Tony Always you Every thought l'll ever know Everywhere l go you'll be All the world is only you and me Tonight, tonight lt all began tonight l saw you and the world went away There's only you tonight What you are What you do What you say Today All day l had the feeling A miracle would happen l know now l was right For here you are And what was just a world ls a star tonight The world is full of light With suns and moons all over the place The world is wild and bright Going mad Shooting sparks into space Today the world was just an address A place for me to live in No better than all right But here you are And what was just a world ls a star tonight l cannot stay. Go quickly. - l'm not afraid. - Please. Good night. l love you. Yes. Yes, hurry. - When will l see you? - Tomorrow. l work at the bridal shop across the street-- Madam Lucia's. - l'll come there. - At closing time, : . When you come, use the back door. What does "Tony" stand for? Anton. Good night Sleep well and when you dream Dream of me Tonight - Where the devil are them Sharks? - Maybe they're too chicken to show. We got time, A-rab. Riff and lce ain't even here yet. - Come on, come on. - He don't use a switchblade. - He don't even use an atomic ray gun. - Who don't? Captain Marvel. Gee, l love him. So marry him! l ain't never gonna get married. Too noisy. You ain't never gonna get married. Too ugly. Down goes a teenage hoodlum. Gee, could a real zip gun make you do like that? l know what a zip gun could make you do. You better wear diapers. Go walk the streets like your sister. Listen, jail bait. l licked you twice, and l can do it again! Come on, Anybodys, knock it off. - Riff's here. - Jets all present and accounted for? l'm proud of ya. Ya done good at the dance. - So where are they? - Unwind, Action! - Any sign of Tony? - The lnvisible Man. What do you think the Sharks are gonna ask for? - Mercy. - Just rubber hoses maybe. - Relax, little man. - You tell him, Daddy-O. - l'm ready. - Easy. Cool. Riff, in a tight spot, you gonna need every man you can get. An American tragedy. Look. When the Sharks come, you chicks cut out. We might, and then again, we might not. This ain't kid stuff, Graziella. l and Velma ain't kid stuff, neither. - Are we, Vel? - No, thank you. And you can punctuate it. What are we poopin' around with dumb broads? l and Velma ain't dumb. The bulls! - Hey, you. - Hey, who? - Who? Me? - Her? Top o' the evening, Officer Krupke. You! - Me, sir? - Yeah, you. - Didn't you hear me? - Yes, sir. l got twenty-twenty hearin'. -Then why didn't you answer me? -His mother told him not to answer cops. - Wise apple, you want me to run you in? - lndeed not, sir. l oughta run all you punks in. What are you standin' around here for? You see, sir, we're afraid to go home. Such a bad environment. - We don't get no love there. - Oh, it's awful. lf you don't leave us stay out in the streets... we liable to turn into a bunch of juvenile delinquents. l know you guys was cookin' up somethin' at the dance tonight... so don't think you're gonna put nothin' over on me. Sergeant, come on. We got a - . Now go on, get a move on, all of you. Don't let me catch none of you around here when l get back. l'll see you around now. - You forgot to say good-bye. - Them headbusters ain't got no manners. Don't let me catch none of you around here when l get back. - They treat us like we ain't human. - He was pretty mad, huh? So what happened? A big fat nothin', right? Yeah, but suppose he comes back while us and the Sharks are havin' a war council? We'll snow him some more. Them cops believe everything they read in the papers about us cruddy J.D.'s... so we give 'em somethin' to believe in. Hey, you! - Who, me, Officer Krupke? - Yeah, you! Give me one good reason for not draggin' ya down to the station house, ya punk! Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke Ya gotta understand lt's just our bringin' up-ke that gets out outta hand Our mothers all are junkies Our fathers all are drunks Golly Moses Naturally we're punks Gee, Officer Krupke We're very upset We never had the love that every child oughta get We ain't no delinquents We're misunderstood - Deep down inside us there is good - There is good There is good, there is good There is untapped good Like inside the worst of us is good - That's a touchin' good story! - Let me tell it to the world! Just tell it to the judge! Dear kindly Judge Your Honor My parents treat me rough With all their marijuana they won't give me a puff They didn't wanna have me But somehow l was had Leapin' lizards That's why l'm so bad Right! Officer Krupke you're really a square This boy don't need a judge He needs an analyst's care lt's just his neurosis that oughta be curbed - He's psychologically disturbed - l'm disturbed We're disturbed, we're disturbed We're the most disturbed Like we're psychologically disturbed Hear ye! Hear ye! ln the opinion of this court, this child is depraved... on account he ain't had a normal home. Hey, l'm depraved on account l'm deprived! So take him to a headshrinker. You! Who, me? My daddy beats my mommy My mommy clobbers me My grandpa is a commie My grandma pushes tea My sister wears a mustache My brother wears a dress Goodness gracious That's why l'm a mess Yes! Officer Krupke he shouldn't be here This boy don't need a couch He needs a useful career Society's played him a terrible trick - And sociologically he's sick - l am sick We are sick, we are sick We are sick, sick, sick Like we're sociologically sick ln my opinion, this child does not need to have his head shrunk at all. Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease. Hey, l got a social disease! Take him to a social worker. - Which way? - That way. Dear kindly social worker They tell me get a job Like be a soda-jerker Which means like be a slob lt's not l'm antisocial l'm only anti-work Gloryosky That's why l'm a jerk Officer Krupke you've done it again This boy don't need a job He needs a year in the pen lt ain't just a question of misunderstood - Deep down inside him he's no good - l'm no good We're no good, we're no good We're no earthly good Like the best of us is no damn good - The trouble is he's lazy - The trouble is he drinks - The trouble is he's crazy - The trouble is he stinks - The trouble is he's growing - The trouble is he's grown Krupke, we got troubles of our own Gee, Officer Krupke we're down on our knees 'Cause no one wants a fella with a social disease Gee, Officer Krupke what are we to do Gee, Officer Krupke Krup you Curfew, gentlemen, and ladies. Aren't you up a little late, Baby John? l got insomnia, Doc. Too many worries. - Any of you seen Tony tonight? - You bet ya we did. He was supposed to clean up the store. So maybe he decided to clean up the P.R.s instead. - Doc, you ain't gonna close up now? - l'm not? - Listen, we got a war council here. - A who? - To determine weapons. - We gonna set up a mix with the P.R.s. Weapons. You couldn't play basketball? Get with it, buster. You don't understand. We got special business comin' here. - Makin' trouble for the Puerto Ricans? - They make trouble for us. For you, trouble is a relief. We gotta stand up to 'em. lt's important. Fightin' over a little piece of street is so important? - To us it is. - To hoodlums it is. - Who you callin' hoodlums? - War councils-- - Don't start, Doc. - When l was your age-- When you was my age? When my old man was my age-- my brother was my age. You was never my age, none of ya. And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you'll dig us! l'll dig you an early grave, that's what l'll dig. Dig, dig, dig. Okay, Doc, set 'em up. Cokes all around. Let's get down to business. Bernardo hasn't learned the procedures of gracious livin'. l don't like you either, so cut it. - Kick it, Doc. - Boys, couldn't you maybe talk-- Kick it! We challenge you to a rumble. All out, once and for all. Accept? - On what terms? - Whatever terms you're callin'. You crossed the line once too often. - You started it. - Who jumped Baby John this afternoon? - Who jumped me first day l moved here? - Who asked you to move here? - Move where you're wanted! - Spics! - Mick! - Wop! We accept. - Time. - Tomorrow? After dark. - Place. - The park? The river. Under the highway. - Weapons. - Hey, Doc! Weapons. - You call. - Your challenge. Afraid to call? Rocks. - Belts. - Pipes. - Cans. - Bricks. - Bats! - Clubs! - Chains! - Bottles, knives, guns! - What a coop full of chickens. - Who you callin' chicken? - Every dog knows his own. - l'm callin' you all chicken. Big tough buddy boys gotta throw bricks, huh? Afraid to get in close? Afraid to slug it out? - Afraid to use plain skin? - Not even garbage? - That ain't a rumble. - Who says? - You said call weapons. - lt can be clinched by a fair fight. lf you've got the guts to risk that. Best man from each gang to slug it out. l would enjoy to risk that. Okay, fair fight. Wait a minute. The commanders say yes or no. Fair fight. When l get through with you... you will be like a fish after skinning. Your best man fights our best man... and we pick him. - l thought l would be fighting-- - You shook on it. Yes, l shook on it. lf you wanna change your mind, we can still-- - Bernardo, would you like a cigarette? - No, thank you. l don't smoke. Evening, Lieutenant. l and Tony was just closin' up. Well, now, this is more like it, fellas. Warms me all over to see you this way. And after only a couple of words from me at the playground this afternoon. Oh, do you mind? l have no mind. l'm the village idiot. Headquarters hears about this, l may even get a promotion. Good deal all around, huh, Bernardo? l get a promotion... and you Puerto Ricans get what you've been itchin' for. Use of the playground, use of the gym... the streets, the candy store. So what if they do turn this whole town into a stinkin' pigsty? Don't stop him. He wants to get home... write letters to San Juan, tell 'em how he's got it made here. What l mean is, clear out! l said, clear out! Oh, yeah, sure, l know. lt's a free country and l ain't got the right. But l got a badge. What do you got? Things are tough all over. Beat it! Okay, fellas. Where's the rumble gonna be? Come on. l know regular Americans don't rub with the gold-teeth unless-- - Look, Lieutenant-- - You shut your mouth! Come on, Baby John... before that smooth little kisser of yours gets cut up for life. Now, where's it gonna be? The river? The park? Look, fellas, l'm for you. l want this beat cleaned up, and you can do it for me. l'll even lend a hand if things get rough. Now, where ya gonna rumble? The playground? Sweeney's lot? Why don't you get smart, you stupid hooligans? l oughta take you to the station and throw you in the can right now. You and the tinhorn immigrant scum you come from! How's your old man's d.t.'s, A-rab? How's the action on your mother's side of the street, Action? One of these days there won't be anybody to hold ya. Get him outta here! Come on! Don't worry, l'll find out where it's gonna be. So be sure to finish each other off, because if you don't, l will! Oh, yeah, sure. Understand 'em. That's what they keep tellin' me down at headquarters: understand. Well, you try keeping hoodlums in line and see what it does to you. lt wouldn't give me a mouth like his. Come on, Doc. Don't let it get ya. l'm sick. You heard. lt's gonna be a fair fight. And that's gonna cure somethin'? From here on in, everything's gonna be all right. - l got a feelin'. - What have you been takin' tonight? A trip to the moon. And l'll tell ya a secret, Doc. lt ain't a man that's up there. lt's a girl. A lady. So that's why you made it a fair fight. l'm gonna see her tomorrow and l can't wait. - Things aren't tough enough? - Doc, l'm in love. - And you're not frightened? - Should l be? No, l'm frightened enough for the both of you. What has Chino done to her? Chino? Why Chino? Maybe she's just dolling up for us. Rosalia, Consuelo... my adorable friends, can you keep a secret? l'm hot for secrets. No, l won't tell you. - What? - What? - The poor girl is out of her mind. - l am-- crazy. She might be at that. She looks somehow different. - l do? - And l think she is up to something. l am? ''l do?'' ''l am?'' She talks like a parrot. What is going on with you, Maria? l feel pretty Oh, so pretty l feel pretty and witty and gay And l pity any girl who isn't me today l feel charming Oh, so charming lt's alarming how charming l feel And so pretty That l hardly can believe l'm real See the pretty girl in that mirror there Who can that attractive girl be Such a pretty face Such a pretty dress Such a pretty smile Such a pretty me l feel stunning and entrancing Feel like running and dancing for joy For l'm loved by a pretty wonderful boy Have you met my good friend Maria The craziest girl on the block You'll know her the minute you see her She's the one who is in an advanced state of shock She thinks she's in love She thinks she's in Spain She isn't in love She's merely insane lt must be the heat or some rare disease Or too much to eat Or maybe it's fleas Keep away from her Send for Chino This is not the Maria we know Modest and pure polite and refined Well-bred and mature and out of her mind Miss America! Miss America! Bravo! Speech! l feel pretty Oh, so pretty That the city should give me its key A committee should be organized to honor me l feel dizzy l feel sunny l feel fizzy and funny and fine And so pretty Miss America can just resign See the pretty girl in that mirror there - What mirror where - Who can that attractive girl be - Which, what, where, who - Such a pretty face Such a pretty dress, such a pretty smile Such a pretty me l feel stunning And entrancing Feel like running and dancing for joy For l'm loved by a pretty wonderful boy You want to sing, do it with needles, or you'll be singing for your supper. But Madam Lucia, what can you expect? We use Singer sewing machines. Sure. You make the bad joke home where l can't hear it! Well, go now. lt's closing time. Shoo! You pull down the shades, pick up the pins... turn off the lights and lock the doors. Oh, the jail is opened. l thought she'd never leave. lt's hard to believe that old bag was once a young bag like us. Let's go before she changes her mind and comes back. You go, querida. l will lock up. - Why? - l have work. - Do it tomorrow. - l am in no hurry. l am. l'm going home now and take a nice long bubble bath. Black Orchid. All over. l got a date with Nardo after the rumble. What rumble? Oh, well, Nardo's Sharks and those boys at the dance. They fight each other tonight? They don't play potsy. Why must they always fight? Well, you saw how they dance-- like they gotta get rid of something quick. That's how they fight. To get rid of what? Too much feeling. And they do get rid of it. Boy, after a fight, that brother of yours is so healthy. Definitely: Black Orchid. ''You go, querida. l will lock up.'' lt's too early for noches. Buenas tardes. He just came from the drugstore to deliver aspirin. - You'll need it. - Not us. We're fine. We're out of the world. You're out of your heads. - We're feet in the air. - Anita can see that. You will not tell? Tell what? How can l know what goes on feet over my head? You better be home in minutes. lt's all right. She likes us. But she is worried, and so am l. - That's foolish. - Are you going to that rumble tonight? - Why? - You must go and stop it. l have stopped it. lt's only gonna be a fistfight now between two of 'em. Any fight is no good for us. Everything is good for us. We got magic. Listen, and hear me. You must go and stop it. lt means that much to you? l will, then. l believe you. You do have magic. Of course. l've got you. And tonight, after l stop the rumble that is no rumble, l'll come by for you. l will wait for you on the roof. Not the roof. l'll come to your house. You cannot. My mama. - Then l'll take you to my house. - Your mama. She'll come runnin' from the kitchen to welcome ya. She lives in the kitchen. - Dressed so elegant? - l told her you were comin'. She'll look at your face, try not to smile, and say... ''Skinny, but pretty.'' She is plump, no doubt. Fat. l take after my mama-- delicate-boned. Not in front of Mama! l would like to see Papa in this. Mama will make him ask about your prospects. Many. - lf you go to church. - Oh, always. Yes, Papa might like you. - May l have your daughter's hand? - He says yes. - And your mama? - l'm afraid to ask her. Tell her she's not getting a daughter. She's getting rid of a son. - She says yes. - She has good taste. Here. Maid of honor. Oh, that color is bad for Anita. - The best man. - That is my papa! Sorry, Papa. Here we go, Riff. Womb to tomb. Now you see, Anita? There was nothing to worry about. Look. Mama's cryin' already. l, Anton, take thee, Maria... l, Maria, take thee, Anton... for richer, for poorer... in sickness and in health... to love and to honor... to hold and to keep... from each sun to each moon... from tomorrow to tomorrow... from now to forever... till death do us part. With this ring, l thee wed. Make of our hands One hand Make of our hearts One heart Make of our vows One last vow Only death will Part us now Make of our lives One life Day after day One life Now it begins Now we start One hand One heart Even death Won't part Us now The Jets are gonna have their day tonight The Jets are gonna have their way tonight The Puerto Ricans grumble Fair fight But if they start a rumble We'll rumble 'em right We're gonna hand 'em a surprise tonight We're gonna cut 'em down to size tonight We said, okay, no rumpus No tricks But just in case they jump us We're ready to mix Tonight We're gonna rock it tonight We're gonna jazz it up and have us a ball They're gonna get it tonight The more they turn it on the harder they'll fall - Well, they began it - Well, they began it And we're the ones to stop 'em once and for all Tonight Anita's gonna get her kicks tonight We'll have our private little mix tonight He'll walk in hot and tired Poor dear Don't matter if he's tired as long as he's here Tonight, tonight Won't be just any night Tonight there will be no morning star l'll see my love tonight And for us Stars will stop where they are Today the minutes seem like hours The hours go so slowly And still the sky is light Oh, moon Grow bright And make this endless day Endless night The Jets are comin' out on top tonight We're gonna watch Bernardo drop tonight The Puerto Rican punk'll go down And when he's hollered uncle We'll tear up the town - We'll be in back of you, boy - Right - You're gonna flatten him good - Right Tonight there will be no morning star And then we'll have us a ball tonight We're gonna rock it tonight We're gonna jazz it tonight We're gonna mix it tonight Today the minutes seem like hours The hours go so slowly And still the sky is light We'll stop 'em once and for all The Sharks are gonna have their way The Jets are gonna have their day We're gonna rock it tonight Tonight Ready. - Now move in and shake hands. - For what? Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy. More gracious living. Every one of you hates every one of us, and we hate you right back. - Let's get at it. - Sure. Hold it! Get with the gang. lt's all okay. - No! - What are you doin'? Maybe he has found the guts to fight his own battles. lt don't take guts if you got a battle. We ain't got one, none of us. Okay, Nardo? Hold it! Let's cool it. The deal is a fair fight between you and lce. Get with the gang. Mother hen protecting the little one? l'll give you a battle, gallito. - You've got one! - l'll take pretty boy on as a warm-up. Afraid, pretty boy? Afraid, gutless? - Afraid, chicken? - Cut it! l don't want to. - l'm sure. - Now listen to me. - Are you chicken? - There's nothin' to fight about. - The hell there ain't! - You got it wrong! - Why can't you understand? - What do you say, chicken? Kill him, Tony. - Come on, man. - Afraid to fight? - Let me see you fight. - What's the matter? He's chicken, boy. He is chicken! - Hey, pretty boy. - Bernardo, listen. Don't! Stop it! We got nothin' to fight about. - You yellowbellied chicken! - Don't push me! Come on, you yellowbellied Pollack! - Riff, what are you doin'? - Get outta here, Tony! Riff, don't! - Hold him! - lce, let me go! Riff, don't! Keep outta this! Somebody stop him! Let me go! - Come on, Nardo! - Stop him! Riff, don't! Get him! Tony, come on. Come on, Tony. Gotta get outta here! Come on! Come on, Tony. Come on! Get outta here! Come on! Come on, Tony! Wait for me, Rosa. There was no one downstairs. My mother and father are at the store. l didn't expect you to come by or l would have waited down-- You have been fighting, Chino? Yes. l am sorry. That is not like you. You must go home and wash up. - l will see you tomorrow. - Maria, at the rumble-- - There was no rumble. - There was. - You are wrong. - Nobody meant for it to happen. Tell me. lt is bad. Very bad? You see-- lt will be easier if you say it very fast. There was a fight... and Nardo-- Somehow a knife-- And Nardo and someone-- What happened to Tony? Tell me! ls Tony all right? He killed your brother! You are lying. Chino, why do you lie to me? Chino, you are lying! Lying! Why do you lie? Make it not be true. Please make it not be true. Madre de Dios, l will do anything. Make me die, only please make it not be true. Make it not be-- Killer! Killer! Killer! l tried to stop it. l did try. l don't know what went wrong. l didn't mean to hurt him. l didn't wanna. But Riff was like my brother. When Bernardo killed him-- Bernardo didn't mean it either, l know. l thought you knew. l didn't come to tell you that. Just for you to forgive me so l could go to the police. - lt'll be easy now. - l won't let you. - l must. - Stay with me. - Maria, l love you so much. - Don't leave me. - Whatever you want, l'll do. - Hold me. - Oh, forever. - Tighter. We'll be all right, l know it. We're really together now. But it's not us. lt's everything around us. Then l'll take you away, where nothin' can get to us. Not anyone or anything. There's a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet And open air Wait for us somewhere There's a time for us Someday a time for us Time together with time to spare Time to look Time to care someday Somewhere We'll find a new way of living We'll find a way of forgiving Somewhere There's a place for us A time and place for us Hold my hand and we're halfway there Hold my hand and l'll take you there Somehow Someday Somewhere Baby John, what are ya doin' here? Nothin'. What are ya doin' nothin' here for? Come on. l don't want the guys to see me, A-rab. Why not? Well, l'm cryin'. You are? - What for? - l don't know. Blow your nose. Did you get a look at their faces? - Which faces? - You know. At the rumble-- Riff and Bernardo. l wish it was yesterday. Me too. l'm scared. Cut it out! You hear me? What are we gonna do? We're gonna meet the other guys and form up, that's what. Now come on. Let's go. Do you got a handkerchief first? What's wrong with your sleeve? - Where ya been? - Where do ya think? The Stork Club? - We thought they nabbed you. - Go on. - You didn't see Tony, huh? - No. Nothin' but coppers. - What's wrong with him? - There's nothin' wrong with him. All right, all right. - Maybe we oughta go home. - For what? - Bet ya they got him. - Not Tony. He was great. Huh, Baby John? Oh, yeah. He really come through for the Jets. Just like Riff said he-- Said he would. Riff! l want Riff! Come on, Graziella. Nobody was supposed to get killed. lt just-- - They're gonna pay. - Them stinkin' Sharks. - Dirty fighting. - They started it. - Why don't we finish it? - Cool it. We gotta show 'em who's on top. Let's do it now! Ain't we had enough? What's the matter? You scared? - Who you callin' scared? - Lay off of him. - Mind your own business. - Don't sound off or l'll hit you. - You'll do what? - Knock it off! Shut up down there, you dirty good-for-nothin's! Go home where you belong! Who you callin' good-for-nothin', you loudmouthed crud-head! -l'll put this through your stupid face! -Get inside, all of ya! - Shut up! - l don't take that from nobody! Next creep who sounds on me, the next guy who gets in my craw-- You'll laugh! Now you all better dig this and dig it good. No matter who or what is eatin' you... man, you show it and you are dead! You are cuttin' a hole in yourselves for them to stick in a red-hot umbrella... and open it wide. Man, you wanna get past the cops when they start asking about tonight? You play it cool. You wanna live in this lousy world? Play it cool. - l wanna get even! - Get cool! - l wanna bust! - Bust cool! - l wanna go! - Go cool! Boy, boy Crazy boy Get cool, boy Got a rocket in your pocket Keep cooly cool, boy Don't get hot 'Cause, man, you've got Some high times ahead Take it slow And Daddy-O You can live it up and die in bed Boy, boy Crazy boy Stay loose, boy Breeze it, buzz it Easy does it Turn off the juice, boy Go, man, go But not like a yo-yo schoolboy Just play it cool, boy Real cool Easy, Action. Cool it, A-rab. Cool it! Cool it! Cool! - Go! - Crazy! Boy, boy Crazy boy Stay loose, boy Breeze it, buzz it Easy does it Turn off the juice, boy Just play it cool, boy Real cool Let's go. Where we goin'? lf we lay low, the coppers are gonna smell fish, so we-- - Hey, buddy boys! - Aw, go wear a skirt. l got scabby knees. Listen. - We act like we got nothin' to hide. - Suppose they ask about the rumble? Supposin' they ask you where's Tony and what party's lookin' for him... with a gun! You know somethin'? - l know l gotta go get a skirt. - Come on, Anybodys. - What's the freak know? - Plenty. l figured somebody oughta infiltrate P.R. territory and spy around. l'm very large with shadows. l can slip in and out of 'em like wind through a fence. - ls she ever makin' the most of it. - You bet your fat A, l am! - Spill it! - Okay! l hear Chino tell the Sharks somethin' about Tony and Bernardo's sister. And then l hear Chino say... ''lf it's the last thing l do, l'm gonna get that Polack.'' And then he pulls out the bad news. - Them P.R.s won't stop. - Till we stop 'em. Hold it! Now listen. Tony come through for us, we gotta come through for Tony. - We gotta find him before Chino does. - And burns him. You guys cover the river. Snowboy, the docks. - l'll take the back alleys. - l and Graziella will take the streets. - l'll cover the park. - The schoolyard. - Let's go. - What about me? You? ln and out of the shadows. Maybe you'll find Tony in one of 'em. Right! Ya done good, buddy boy. Thanks, Daddy-O. Who is-- Maria, it's Anita. Are you in there? Open the door. l need you. Now you are afraid, too? - What? - l'll be right there. - Together. - But where? The bus station. We'll go so far away they'll never find us. - How can we? - Doc'll help us with money. - You'll meet me at his store. - At Doc's, yes. l'll wait for you there. Hurry. Coming, Anita. All right, now you know. And you still don't know. He is one of them! A boy like that would kill your brother Forget that boy and find another One of your own kind Stick to your own kind A boy like that will give you sorrow You'll meet another boy tomorrow One of your own kind Stick to your own kind A boy who kills cannot love A boy who kills has no heart And he's the boy who gets your love And gets your heart Very smart, Maria Very smart A boy like that wants one thing only And when he's done he'll leave you lonely He'll murder your love He murdered mine Just wait and see Just wait, Maria Oh, no, Anita, no lt isn't true Not for me lt's true for you Not for me l hear your words And in my head l know they're smart But my heart, Anita But my heart Knows they're wrong You should know better You were in love Or so you said You should know better l have a love And it's all that l have Right or wrong What else can l do l love him l'm his And everything he is l am too l have a love And it's all that l need Right or wrong And he needs me too l love him We're one There's nothing to be done Not a thing l can do But hold him Hold him forever Be with him now Tomorrow And all Of my life When love comes so strong There is no right or wrong Your love is Your love Chino has a gun. l heard the boys talking. He's hunting for Tony. He is at Doc's store, waiting for me. lf Chino hurts him or touches him, l swear to you l'll-- You'll do what Tony did to Bernardo? l love Tony. l know. l loved Bernardo. - Anybody home? - Yes. - Bernardo's sister, please. - She isn't feeling well. Who is? Hello, Miss. l'm Lieutenant Schrank. l don't like to disturb you at a time like this-- Yes, a very bad time. - lf you will excuse me, please. - l have a couple of questions. Afterwards, please. l must go to my brother now. - Just one minute! - Can't you wait? Now, you were at the dance at the gym last night-- Will this take very long? As long as it has to. Excuse me. Anita, my headache is much worse. Will you go to Doc's store for me? Don't you people keep aspirin around? This is something special. Will you go for me, Anita? What shall l ask for? Doc will know. Tell him l have been detained... and can't get there right away. Or l would have picked it up myself. Excuse me. You were asking? At the gym last night... your brother got into an argument because you danced with the wrong boy. Who was the boy? Another from my country. And his name? Jose. - Can't find him. - He ain't nowhere. - He's right down in the cellar. - Safe and sound. - l found him. - You warn him about Chino? - What's he doin' in the cellar? - Keepin' the mice company. No sign of Chino? - Nothin'. - His luck. l'll slip out the back and check the alleys again. - You guys hang here. - Right. Boy, l'm thirsty. Where's Doc? Upstairs raisin' getaway money for Tony. - Doc ain't got no money. - His mattress has. Cut the frabbajabba. Grab some readin' matter. Play the juke. Some of you get outside. lf you see Chino or any of those stinkin' P.R.s-- - l'd like to see Doc. - He ain't here. Where is he? He went to the bank. They made a mistake in his favor. The banks are closed at night. Where is he? You know how skinny Doc is. He slipped in through the night deposit slot. And got stuck halfway in. Which indicates, there's no tellin' when he'll be back. Where ya goin'? Downstairs. Didn't l tell you? He ain't here! l'd like to see for myself. Please. - Will you let me pass? - She's too dark to pass. - Oh, don't. - Please don't. - Listen, you! - We're listenin'! Look. l gotta give a friend of yours a message. - l gotta tell Tony-- - He ain't here. - l know he is. - Who says? - Who's the message from? - Never mind. Couldn't be from Chino, could it? Don't you understand? l want to help! - Bernardo's girl wants to help? - Even a greaseball's got feelin's. But she wants to help get Tony. Not much, Bernardo's tramp. - Bernardo's pig. - You lyin' spic. - Don't do that! - Gold tooth! - Pierced ear! - Garlic mouth! Stop it! What are you doing there? Bernardo was right. lf one of you was lying in the street... bleeding... l'd walk by and spit on you. -Don't let her go! -She'll tell Chino Tony's in the cellar! Don't you touch me. l got a message for your American buddy. You tell that murderer... that Maria's never going to meet him. You tell him that Chino found out about them... and shot her! She's dead. When do you kids stop? You make this world lousy. We didn't make it, Doc. Get outta here. Doc, l thought l heard-- You got it! Yeah, l got it. You're a pal. You're the best friend a guy ever had. l'll pay you back as soon as l can, l promise. - Forget that. - Never. l couldn't. Doc, you know what we're gonna do in the country, Maria and me? We're gonna have lots of kids, and we're gonna name 'em after ya. That way, when you come to visit us-- Wake up! ls this the only way to get through to you? Do just what you all do? Bust like a hot water pipe? What's got into you? Why do you kids live like there's a war on? Why do you kill? l told you how it happened. Maria understands. l thought you did too. Maria understands nothing... ever again. There is no Maria, Tony. What? - l can't. - No, Doc! Now tell me! What is it? That was Anita upstairs. Chino found out about you and Maria... and he killed her. Maria died? Come and get me too, Chino! Come and get me too, Chino! - Who's that? - lt's Anybodys. Come on. Get out of here! - Come and get me, damn you! - What are ya doin'? - Get out of here! - Why don't you come with me-- lt ain't playin' anymore! Can't any of you get that? - But the gang! - You're a girl! Be a girl and beat it! Come on, Chino! Get me too! Chino! l'm callin' for ya! There's nobody here but me. Come on! Please, will ya? l'm waitin' for ya. l want you to. l didn't believe hard enough. Loving is enough. Not here. They won't let us be. Then we'll get away. - Yeah, we can. - Yes. - We will. - Yes. Hold my hand and we're halfway there Hold my hand and l'll take you there Somehow Someday Some-- Stay back! How do you fire this gun, Chino? Just by pulling this little trigger? How many bullets are left, Chino? Enough for you? And you? All of you! You all killed him. And my brother. And Riff. Not with bullets and guns. With hate! Well, l can kill too, because now l have hate! How many can l kill, Chino? How many, and still have one bullet left for me? Don't you touch him!