The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Director: Elliott Nugent Cast: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, MacDonald Carey

DVD (Australian Import)

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Overview

This second film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's definitive jazz-age novel The Great Gatsby stars Alan Ladd in the title role. Jay Gatsby, formerly Jake Gatz, is a successful bootlegger with aspirations of being accepted in the highest social circles of Long Island. Once he's done this, Gatsby devotes his time to winning back the love of his former lady friend Daisy (Betty Field), now married to boorish "old-money" millionaire Tom Buchanan (Barry Sullivan). Gatsby's obsession with rekindling old flames results in disillusionment and, ultimately, tragedy. Sidelines observer Nick Carraway, the narrator of the original Fitzgerald novel, is expertly played by MacDonald Carey, while Shelley Winters makes an excellent impression as Buchanan's slatternly mistress Myrtle Wilson. Cast as Myrtle's dour optometrist husband is Howard Da Silva, who essayed a minor role in the 1974 remake of Great Gatsby. That 1974 version has unfortunately kept the 1949 Gatsby from being released to television.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2015
UPC: 9337369006925
Original Release: 1949
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 15,437

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Ladd Jay Gatsby
Betty Field Daisy Buchanan
MacDonald Carey Nick Carraway
Ruth Hussey Jordan Baker
Barry Sullivan Tom Buchanan
Howard Da Silva Wilson
Shelley Winters Myrtle Wilson
Henry Hull Dan Cody
Ed Begley Myron Lupus
Elisha Cook Klipsringer
Nicholas Joy Guest
Walter Greaza Kinsella
Tito Vuolo Mavromichaelis
Jeanne Romer Twin
Lynn Romer Twin
Carole Mathews Ella Cody
Ray Walker Real Estate Man
Diane Nance Pamela
Jack Lambert Reba
Jack Gargan Gold Pro

Technical Credits
Elliott Nugent Director
Roland Anderson Art Director
Robert Emmett Dolan Score Composer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Ellsworth Hoagland Editor
Cyril Hume Screenwriter
Richard Maibaum Producer,Screenwriter
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Perc Westmore Makeup

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