The Great Gatsby Movie Review 1949

Information and Film Reviews for The Great Gatsby the Movie

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Follows the silent 1926 version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Era novel. Mysterious Jay Gatsby (Ladd) is a wealthy gangster and bootlegger who tries to buy his way into fast-living New York society. He befriends well-bred but penniless Nick Carraway (Carey), who serves as Gatsby's one true friend and eyewitness to the unfolding events. Gatsby rekindles his love for decorative Daisy (Field), who married into money and society and merely toys with leaving it all behind for Gatsby. Finally, the shallowness and selfishness all about prove to be Gatsby's undoing.


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Available on VHS
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1920s, Wrong Side of the Tracks, Books to Film: F. Scott Fitzgerald, New York, New York, Romantic Triangles
Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum
Alan Ladd, Betty Field, MacDonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, Barry Sullivan, Howard da Silva, Shelley Winters, Henry Hull, Ed Begley, Elisha Cook
John Seitz
Elliott Nugent
Robert Emmett Dolan
Richard Maibaum, Paramount Pictures

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