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Playhouse 90: The Great Gatsby

In this adaptation of Fitzgerald's classic novel, a mysterious millionaire attempts to win back an old love who's now married to someone else.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x40
Airdate: Thursday June 26th, 1958

Guest Stars
Patricia BarryPatricia Barry
As Jordan Baker
Philip ReedPhilip Reed
As Tom Buchanan
Rod TaylorRod Taylor
As Nick Carraway
Barry AtwaterBarry Atwater
As George Wilson
Jeanne CrainJeanne Crain
As Daisy Buchanan
Robert RyanRobert Ryan
As Jay Gatsby
Virginia GreyVirginia Grey
As Myrtle Wilson
Episode Notes
Besides this teleplay, The Great Gatsby has been filmed three times. The first in 1926 starred Warner Baxter in the title role. The second, made in 1949, starred Alan Ladd, and the final version, released in 1974, starred Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan.

Episode Goofs
Robert Ryan, who plays Jay Gatsby in this teleplay, was 47 years old when it aired. The Jay Gatsby of the novel was in his late 20's approximately.

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