Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ...
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Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Written by
Although a lost film, the trailer survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It is preserved by the Library of Congress (AFI/Jack Tillmany collection) and has a running time of 1 minute. See more »
On a summer night in Louisville, in 1917, Jay Gatsby ( Warner Baxter ), a young Army officer, falls in love with Daisy ( Lois Wilson ), a society belle; before leaving for the war, Gatsby swears that he will raise himself to her social station, and they avow their undying love. Nine years later, Gatsby, through mysterious association with a Charles Wolf ( George Nash ), has come to possess great wealth and a Long Island estate, while Daisy, swayed by parental authority, has married Tom Buchanan ( Hale Hamilton ), a dissolute blue-blood, who also maintains an affair with Myrtle Wilson ( Georgia Hale ), a garage-keeper's wife. At a party given by Gatsby, Daisy declares that she still cares for him. Later, Tom charges Gatsby with making love to his wife and with bootlegging; and Daisy prepares to leave with Gatsby in his roadster. George Wilson ( William Powell ) upbraids his wife for her infidelity; and dashing onto the road, Myrtle is struck down by Gatsby's car, and he confesses his responsibility to the police. Friendless and alone, Gatsby roams through his garden and is shot by the vengeful Wilson.
This 1926 silent drama was based from the adaptation by Elizabeth Meehan of the play adaptation The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Owen Davis of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, the production was shot at Paramount's Astoria studios on Long Island, New York. The film starred Warner Baxter and Lois Wilson and featured many stars including William Powell, Georgia Hale, Hale Hamilton and Claire Whitney.
Today, The Great Gatsby (1926) is still listed as a lost silent film, however, the trailer has survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931 (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from five American film archives. It is preserved by the Library of Congress (AFI/Jack Tillmany collection) and has a running time of one minute. It was featured on the Blu-Ray released by Warner Home Video of director Baz Luhrmann's 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby as a special feature.
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