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The Great Gatsby (1949)

A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

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Elliott Nugent

Writers:

F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Owen Davis (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Jay Gatsby
Betty Field ... Daisy Buchanan
Macdonald Carey ... Nicholas 'Nick' Carraway
Ruth Hussey ... Jordan Baker
Barry Sullivan ... Tom Buchanaan
Howard Da Silva ... Wilson
Shelley Winters ... Myrtle Wilson
Henry Hull ... Dan Cody
Ed Begley ... Myron Lupus
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Klipspringer
Nicholas Joy ... Drunken Guest at Party
Walter Greaza Walter Greaza ... Kinsella
Tito Vuolo ... Mavromichaelis
Ray Walker ... Real Estate Man
Diane Nance Diane Nance ... Pamela
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le prix du silence See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,360,000, 31 December 1949
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before releasing The Great Gatsby (1974) in cinemas, Paramount Pictures suppressed the distribution of nitrate prints for The Great Gatsby (1926) and The Great Gatsby (1949) in order to deter theaters from playing those earlier versions instead of their upcoming 1974 version. This decision led to prints for both films being lost. Decades later, in 2012, a print of the 1949 version was rediscovered. The 1924 version, however, is still lost. See more »

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During the World War I hotel room scene between Major Jay Gatsby and Klipspringer in Kentucky, Klipspringer suggests finding a speak-easy to have an illegal drink. However, no form of Prohibition against Alcohol was in effect in Kentucky until 1919. See more »

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9 October 1998 | by busterSee 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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