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Published on Apr 23, 2013
This trailer is the only surviving footage of the world's oldest movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel, The Great Gatsby. This lost silent film set in the Roaring Twenties was first a stage play on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. The film was directed by Herbert Brenon, produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky at Famous Players-Lasky, and released by Paramount Pictures. Fitzgerald received $45,000 for the rights to his 1925 classic. It starred:
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 Nancy Kelly - child
It has been remade most recently in 2013 (and in 3D) by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher & Jason Clarke.