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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Howard Da Silva also appeared in the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby (1974) as the gangster Meyer Wolfsheim. See more »


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Music by Charles Rosoff
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Rich dude woos woman from across lake
17 August 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Sad film about the sad lives of the ultra rich and the even sadder lives of the ultra poor. Ladd made a good go of it as the strange Gatsby with his hidden desires and odd ways. Barry Sullivan played the part of the vain and 'old money' snob to perfection. Shelly Winters was possibly the best yet at portraying the worthless, yet pitiful, Myrtle. Thumbs up to a very good drama.

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