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The Great Gatsby
(1926) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7296 feet
Directed by Herbert Brenon

Cast: Warner Baxter [Jay Gatsby], Lois Wilson [Daisy Buchanan], Neil Hamilton [Nick Carraway], Georgia Hale [Myrtle Wilson], William Powell [George Wilson], Hale Hamilton [Tom Buchanan], George Nash [Charles Wolf], Carmelita Geraghty [Jordan Baker], Eric Blore [Lord Digby], ‘Gunboat’ Smith [Bert], Claire Whitney [Catherine]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Herbert Brenon. Scenario by Becky Gardiner, from the adaptation by Elizabeth Meehan of the play adaptation The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Owen Davis of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Assistant director, Ray Lissner. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 9 November 1926 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP23315]. © 14 December 1926 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP23428]. Released 8 November 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot at Paramount’s Astoria studios on Long Island, New York. Powell’s 19th film.

Drama: Society.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : A trailer for the film exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald - Society - USA: Kentucky, New York (Long Island)

Listing updated: 6 May 2010.

References: Drew-Speaking pp. 247, 265-266, 289; Geduld-Birth p. 146; Jewell-RKO p. 24; Paris-Brooks p. 97; Quirk-Powell pp. 21, 67-68; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 150-151 : Website-AFI.

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