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The Great Gatsby (1926) was a Drama - Silent Films Film directed by Herbert Brenon and produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky.

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Watch It: The Great Gatsby (1926)

By Brandy Dean on May 8, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

Speaking of The Great Gatsby, I thought we could take a minute to talk about the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby from 1926. The film was directed by Herbert Brenon, produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky, and distributed by Paramount.?Warner Baxter?starr... Read full article


Lost Film Files #5: The Great Gatsby (1926)

By Movies, Silently on Apr 6, 2013 From Movies Silently

Trade magazine ad The Great Gatsby (1926) Status: Missing and presumed lost except for the fragments found in the film’s trailer. This is the very first film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, filmed a mere four years after it was written. No need to make this a costume picture. The ... Read full article


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The Broadway production of "The Great Catsby" by Owen Davis based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald opened at the Ambassador Theater on February 2, 1926, ran for 112 performances and directed by future movie director George Cukor.
Although a lost film, the trailer survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It is preserved by the Library of Congress (AFI/Jack Tillmany collection) and has a running time of 1 minute.
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