April 11, 1974: The Great Gatsby

“Gone is the romance that was so divine.”

The_Great_Gatsby-1974Released in UK cinemas this day in 1974, The Great Gatsby is an American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from the screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and based on F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s 1925 novel of the same name (published April 10, 1925).

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The film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby, along with Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson and Lois Chiles, with Howard Da Silva (who previously appeared in the 1949 version), Roberts Blossom and Edward Herrmann.  It marked an early film appearance of Patsy Kensit. [Wikipedia]

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Watch the trailer on ParamountmoviesDigital YouTube Channel.

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