The Great Gatsby (1949 film)
|The Great Gatsby|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Elliott Nugent|
|Produced by||Richard Maibaum|
|Written by||Richard Maibaum
|Based on||The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Howard Da Silva
|Music by||Robert Emmett Dolan|
|Cinematography||John F. Seitz|
|Edited by||Ellsworth Hoagland|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|July 13, 1949|
The Great Gatsby (1949) is a feature film released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Elliott Nugent, and produced by Richard Maibaum, from a screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume. It is based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The music score was by Robert Emmett Dolan and the cinematography by John F. Seitz. The production was designed by Roland Anderson and Hans Dreier and the costumes by Edith Head.
The film stars Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, and Barry Sullivan and features Shelley Winters, Howard Da Silva and Elisha Cook, Jr.. Da Silva would later appear in the 1974 version.
- Alan Ladd as Jay Gatsby
- Betty Field as Daisy Buchanan
- Macdonald Carey as Nick Carraway
- Ruth Hussey as Jordan Baker
- Barry Sullivan as Tom Buchanan
- Howard Da Silva as George Wilson
- Shelley Winters as Myrtle Wilson
Gene Tierney was to be loaned out to Paramount to star as Daisy. Tyrone Power had stipulated that he would star as long as Tierney was cast. Elliott Nugent and producer Maibaum felt Tierney's beauty would be a distraction for Daisy. Tierney was dropped, and Power left the production.
This was the second film adaptation of the novel, after the 1926 silent version (now considered a lost film because no prints are known to exist). In 2012, a new print of the 1949 film was produced.
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- NOTES ABOUT PICTURES AND PEOPLE: New York to Get Another Film Unit -- Ticket Tax Cut Asked -- Addenda By A.H. WEILER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 26 Oct 1947: X5.
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- Music Box Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. Music Box Calendar for August 2012, page 29.