The Great Gatsby
Director: Elliott Nugent Run Time: 91 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1949
Starring: Alan Ladd, Barry Sullivan, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey
Film Noir Foundation board member Foster Hirsch will introduce Monday’s 8:15 screening!
A noir tinged version of The Great Gatsby? You better believe it when Alan Ladd (The Blue Dahlia) is top-billed and the supporting cast includes characters like Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, and permanent noir schlub Elisha Cook Jr. This version of the classic novel reframes Gatsby as a bootlegger and Nick Carraway as a man fascinated by his criminal swagger. Brattle debut!