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.
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.