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VIDEO: SS United States in opening credits of West Side Story (1961)

The film adaptation of West Side Story premiered on October 18th, 1961. Blink and you’ll miss it, but there’s an SS United States cameo in the opening credits of the film.

See if you can spot the famous funnels of America's Flagship, then berthed at Pier 86 in New York. The SS United States has always been a star on the silver screen; the Big U plays a featured role in Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955), Bon Voyage (1962), Dead Man Down (2013), and numerous other films.


The "We Are the United States" campaign has raised over $325,000 to date -- want to help us reach our goal to rescue and revitalize America's Flagship? Visit our GoFundMe page and make your donation today. Together, we can save the United States.

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