Gone with the Wind (1939)

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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

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  • Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
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Cast & Crew

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Directors:

Victor Fleming , George Cukor , Sam Wood

Writers:

Margaret Mitchell (story of the old south "Gone with the Wind"), Sidney Howard (screenplay)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The reminiscent wounded soldier in the makeshift Atlanta hospital talking to nurses Scarlett and Melanie about his "brother Jeff" was played by Cliff Edwards. Edwards later provided the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's timeless classic Pinocchio (1940) and introduced the Academy ... ...


Quotes

Brent Tarleton: 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! ...


Goofs

As Scarlett and Rhett are fleeing Sherman's troops, their horse becomes frightened and refuses to move amidst the flaming wreckage. Rhett ties a cloth around the horse's face so it can't see the flames. As soon as he starts leading the horse through the debris, the cloth falls away from the horse, which seems to be no longer afraid of the flames.


Crazy Credits

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'".


Alternate Versions

Originally shot in a 1.37:1 ratio; the prints re-released in 1967 by MGM, were converted to a simulated wide screen ratio, chopping strips at the top and bottom of the image.


Soundtracks

Irish Washerwoman
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Traditional Irish Jig
Dance music at the bazaar in Atlanta

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Genres

Drama | History | Romance | War

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