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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 Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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Paul Argyropoulos

This is bar FAR the best of the 4 versions ever made and it is criminal that it isn't available for viewing. Sam Watterson's portrayal of Nick Carraway is AWFUL in the contemporary version and Robert Redford brings nothing to the character of Jay Gatsby. I am %$#@$% pissed that Paramount will not release this!!! I will pay good money for a bootlegged copy. Anybody?