MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 102 this week

The Great Gatsby (1974)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  29 March 1974 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 16,784 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 128 user | 40 critic | 5 from Metacritic.com

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 07 Nov 2010
 
a list of 42 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 23 Mar 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Great Gatsby (1974)

The Great Gatsby (1974) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Great Gatsby.

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Great Gatsby (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, wealthy Jay Gatsby.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman
The Candidate (1972)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin
Comedy | Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon
Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In this "adaptation" of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, a Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey
Drama | Mystery | Romance

During the Summer of 1922, Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his mysterious Long Island neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director: Joshua Hannah
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Howard Da Silva ...
...
...
Elliott Sullivan ...
Wilson's Friend
Arthur Hughes ...
Dog Vendor
...
Beth Porter ...
Paul Tamarin ...
Edit

Storyline

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Gone is the romance that was so divine.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 March 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gran Gatsby  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marlon Brando turned down the role of Jay Gatsby because producers would not submit to his salary demands. Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson also reportedly turned the role down too. See more »

Goofs

When George Wilson removes his gun from the paper bag, his gun is clearly not loaded. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Baker: [about Gatsby] He's an Oxford man.
Tom Buchanan: Like hell he is, he wears a goddamn pink suit!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pretty Little Liars: This Is a Dark Ride (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

All Alone
Written by Irving Berlin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent(If No-Frills) DVD
13 December 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

So much for hoping for a special edition DVD of this undervalued movie. Not even a trailer! But at least the movie has never looked better, and the original music soundtrack has been fully restored, so I'm not about to complain any further. Ever since its release this film has been battered with wildly vicious criticisms. Maybe that can be better reserved for the genuinely numbing and off key 2001 TV version, which makes this version look better than ever. This version, to me, improves with every viewing--it's peculiar rhythms and deliberately sedate pace does work very well, creating a mood not easily comparable to other movies. Then too, look at director Jack Clayton's movie, THE INNOCENTS (1960), which shares a bit of this studied approach. I'm glad this Gatsby version wasn't reduced to a quick and vulgarized romp; instead Clayton took a more intellectual tone, very nicely counterpointed with a superb array of period music. The crowning touch, Irving Berlin's "What'll I Do," is a match made in heaven, both the song and the novel having appeared within a year of each other in 1925. As for the DVD, it now highlights to maximum effect the evocative, first rate cinematography and art direction (what were those other commentators thinking--were they watching a duped VHS?), etc. Too bad a 30th anniversary edition couldn't have happened in 2004, but I'm more than pleased this has been given its chance on DVD. I agree that the novel's literary aspects defies easy transformation into a movie, but we are more than fortunate that this 1974 film version is as haunting and quietly moving an experience that it is.


16 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Great Gatsby: Casting Disaster conono
Am I The Only One Who Didnt Like Gatsby? MrCinerama
why cheat on mia farrow Faerielitez
Possibly the worst movie to book movie in history Uaylos
Perfect Great Gatsby Cast!!!!! For 2008! AzurianNymph
Trailer for forthcoming release made me cringe!! Divmercy1
Discuss The Great Gatsby (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?