The Great Gatsby1949
The Great Gatsby (1949)
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as Jay Gatsby
as Daisy Buchanan
as Jordan Baker
as Nick Carraway
as Tom Buchanan
as Myrtle Wilson
as Dan Cody
as Ella Cody
as Myron Lupus
as The Guest
as Real Estate Man
as Golf Pro
Critic Reviews for The Great Gatsby
The F. Scott Fitzgerald characters never come entirely to life. Alan Ladd tries hard as the fated young opportunist.
Elliott Nugent's direction skips along the surface of the era depicted. The script doesn't give him much substance to work with.
Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum have achieved a dutiful plotting of the novel without the substance of life that made it stick.
This scores over Jack Clayton's lavish and longer 1974 version by the casting of Alan Ladd as Gatsby, so much more convincing as a man with a dark and mysterious past than one-dimensional glamour-puss Robert Redford.
Audience Reviews for The Great Gatsby
Ladd is a excellent choice for Gatsby and Shelley Winters perfect for Myrtle but the film is hampered by miscasting in most every other role. The flat look of the film betrays the luxury settings inherent in the book. Not bad but surely not a definitive version.
Not as bad as the 2001 addaption, but not much better.
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