G | | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Scarlett O'Hara defies 19th-century gender roles by having a career as a businesswoman. Besides a feminist influence, the event has some influence from author Margaret Mitchell's own experiences. Despite being a socialite from a wealthy family, when in need of money... ...
What do we care if we *were* expelled from college, Scarlett? The war is gonna start any day now, so we'd have left college anyhow.
Stuart Tarleton: War! Isn't it exciting, Scarlett? You know those fool Yankees actually *want* a war?
Brent Tarleton: We'll show 'em!
Scarlett: Fiddle-dee-dee! ...
When Scarlett flees Atlanta, she is bareheaded. As she and Rhett ride through the depot, she is wearing a black bonnet. In the next scene on the road to Tara, the bonnet disappears.
Rather than simply saying "Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer presents Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With the Wind'", the opening credits say "Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer has the honor to present its Technicolor production of Margaret Mitchell's story of the Old South 'Gone With the Wind'".
$1,192,593 (USA) (28 June 1998)
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