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The Great Gatsby (1949)

 |  Drama  |  13 July 1949 (USA)
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In this "adaptation" of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, a Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.



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Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Written by Cleo <>

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A Great Cast... A Great Novel... A Great Motion Picture




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Release Date:

13 July 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le prix du silence  »

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may not have ever been televised, at least not until many years afterward. See more »


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9 October 1998 | by (milwaukee, wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good movie that seems to be lost. It contains possible Alan Ladd's fine performance, and is far better than the vapid 1974 remake with Redford.

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