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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 <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Le prix du silence  »

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Tyrone Power was set to star with Gene Tierney. This would have been the fourth time they appeared on screen. When Tierney was dropped from production Power dropped out. See more »

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Version of The Great Gatsby (1926) See more »

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You Set Me Free
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Music by Charles Rosoff
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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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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