The Great Gatsby (partially found silent film; 1926)

The Great Gatsby (1926)
Original film poster.
Original film poster.
Status Partially Found

The Great Gatsby is a lost silent film based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald book of the same name as well as the first film adaptation of the novel, being released on November 21st, 1926. It was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures as part of their 15th Anniversary.[1]

All that has survived is a one-minute trailer. Extensive efforts by Professor Wheeler Winston Dixon have been made to recover an original print of the film but to no avail. [2]




  1. Wikipedia article. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.
  2. Professor Dixon's reports about the film. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.



Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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My dad's college english professor saw this in theaters (my dad went to college in the 70s when the '74 Gatsby came out). Apparently it wasn't that good and wasn't a great adaptation.

Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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22 days ago
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It's also been said that this continues to be the most faithful adaptation of the novel
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