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starred by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard; produced by David O Selznick; directed by Victor Fleming; screenplay by Sidney Howard adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel; 2nd movie on American Film Institute's 100 Passions of all time list; the film is considered one of the greatest and most popular movies of all time and one of the most enduring symbols of the golden age of Hollywood.

Movie intro lines

There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair of Master and Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind...
Gone With The Wind cast with pictures:

Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
as Scarlett
Scarlett
 
Clark Gable
Clark Gable
as Rhett Butler
Rhett Butler
 
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
as Melanie
Melanie
 
Leslie Howard
Leslie Howard
as Ashley Wilkes
Ashley Wilkes
 
Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O'Hara
Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O'Hara
  Barbara O'Neil as Ellen O'Hara
Barbara O'Neil as Ellen O'Hara
 
Evelyn Keyes as Suellen O'Hara
Evelyn Keyes as Suellen O'Hara
  Ann Rutherford as Carreen O'Hara
Ann Rutherford as Carreen O'Hara
 
Howard Hickman as John Wilkes
Howard Hickman as John Wilkes
  Alicia Rhett as India Wilkes
Alicia Rhett as India Wilkes
 
Rand Brooks as Charles Hamilton
Rand Brooks as Charles Hamilton
  Carroll Nye as Frank Kennedy
Carroll Nye as Frank Kennedy
 
Laura Hope Crews as Aunt Pittypat
Laura Hope Crews as Aunt Pittypat
  Eddie Anderson as Uncle Peter
Eddie Anderson as Uncle Peter
 
Harry Davenport as Dr. Meade
Harry Davenport as Dr. Meade
  Leona Roberts as Mrs. Meade
Leona Roberts as Mrs. Meade
 
Mickey Kuhn as Beau Wilkes
Mickey Kuhn as Beau Wilkes
  Cammie King as Bonnie Blue Butler
Cammie King as Bonnie Blue Butler
 
Jane Darwell as Mrs. Merriwether
Jane Darwell as Mrs. Merriwether
  J.M. Kerrigan as Johnny Gallagher
J.M. Kerrigan as Johnny Gallagher
 
Hattie McDaniel as Mammy
Hattie McDaniel as Mammy
  Oscar Polk as Pork
Oscar Polk as Pork
 
Butterfly McQueen as Prissy
Butterfly McQueen as Prissy
  Everett Brown as Big Sam
Everett Brown as Big Sam
 
Fred Crane as Brent Tarleton
Fred Crane as Brent Tarleton
  George Reeves as Stuart Tarleton
George Reeves as Stuart Tarleton
 
Ward Bond as Yankee Captain Tom
Ward Bond as Yankee Captain Tom
  Ona Munson as Belle Watling
Ona Munson as Belle Watling
 
Victor Jory as Jonas Wilkerson
Victor Jory as Jonas Wilkerson
  Isabel Jewell as Emmie Slattery
Isabel Jewell as Emmie Slattery
Gone With The Wind crew with pictures:

David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
the producer
  Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell
the novel writer
 
Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
the director
  Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
the screenwriter

Quotes


"Something you love better than me, though you may not know it. Tara. It's this from which you get your strength."
Watch Gone With The Wind 1 Tara Gone With The Wind 1 Tara Gerald O'Hara: And when I'm gone, I'll leave Tara to you. Scarlett O'Hara: I don't want Tara.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 2 Twelve Oaks Gone With The Wind 2 Twelve Oaks India Wilkes: Welcome to Twelve Oaks, Mr. O'Hara. Gerald O'Hara: Thank you kindly, India.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 3 O'Hara Gone With The Wind 3 O'Hara Charles Hamilton: Miss O'Hara, would you marry me? Scarlett O'Hara: Yes, Mr. Hamilton, I will.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 4 Ashley Gone With The Wind 4 Ashley Scarlett: Ashley, kiss me. Kiss me goodbye! Ashley: No, Scarlett.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 5 Melanie Gone With The Wind 5 Melanie Melanie: It's a great deal of money. $10, $20, $30, $50. And it's not our paper money. It's gold.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 6 Meade Gone With The Wind 6 Meade Scarlett: Dr. Meade! At last! Dr. Meade: Now don't worry, child. There's nothing to bringing a baby.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 7 Yankees Gone With The Wind 7 Yankees Rhett Butler: They were going to lick the Yankees in a month. Scarlett: They make me sick, all of them!
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 8 Mother Gone With The Wind 8 Mother Scarlett: We're at Tara! Mother! I'm home. Mother, let me in. It's me, Scarlett!
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 9 Georgia Gone With The Wind 9 Georgia So we sing the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, while we were marching through Georgia
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 10 Scarlett Gone With The Wind 10 Scarlett Pork: Yes, ma'am. Miss Scarlett, ma'am. I gotta know how much money have you got left, in gold. Scarlett: $10. Why?
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 11 Atlanta Gone With The Wind 11 Atlanta Frank Kennedy: I'm no millionaire yet but I've cleared $1,000 already. Scarlett: ...all the good Georgia pine around Atlanta and all this building going on?
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 12 Kennedy Gone With The Wind 12 Kennedy Afternoon, Mrs. Kennedy. Good afternoon. Business is certainly growing, ain't it? It certainly is.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 13 Wilkes Gone With The Wind 13 Wilkes Dr. Meade: I want to tell you a story... Yankee Captain Tom: Listen, Doctor, I...
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 14 Mammy Gone With The Wind 14 Mammy Rhett Butler: What kind of a ring would you like, my darling? Scarlett: A diamond ring. And do buy a great big one, Rhett.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 15 Butler Gone With The Wind 15 Butler Scarlett Butler: Has India dared to... Rhett Butler: Yes. India has! Every woman and man in town knows the story!
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 16 Bonnie Gone With The Wind 16 Bonnie Rhett Butler: Aren't you happy here in London with me? Bonnie Blue Butler: I want to go home.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 17 Melly Gone With The Wind 17 Melly Melanie: Promise? Scarlett: What else, Melly? Melanie: Capt. Butler be kind to him. Scarlett: Rhett? Melanie: He loves you so.
 
Watch Gone With The Wind 18 Rhett Gone With The Wind 18 Rhett Scarlett: Oh, Rhett. Rhett! If you go, where shall I go? What shall I do? Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. Scarlett: I'll think of some way to get him back. After all tomorrow is another day!
 
      


Scarlett dresses picture
Pictures in high resolution from "Gone with the wind" film with the entire collection of dresses worn by Vivien Leigh in this movie (designed by Walter Plunkett), you'll find in Scarlett's dedicated page.

Plot

In part 1 - Tara - you'll find online about Scarlett O'Hara "A secret? Who about?" Stuart Tarleton "You know Miss Melanie Hamilton from Atlanta?", Scarlett O'Hara "I don't want Tara" Gerald O'Hara "Plantations don't mean anything when you mean to say, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that land doesn't mean anything to you?", Mammy "What gentlemen says and what they thinks is two different things. And I ain't noticed Mr. Ashley asking to marry you!".
In part 2 - Twelve Oaks - you'll find about India Wilkes "I can't stand Scarlett. If you see the way she throws herself at Ashley" John Wilkes "Now, that's your brother's business. You must remember your duties as hostess.", Ashley "You love Twelve Oaks as I do." Melanie "Yes, Ashley. I love it as as more than a house. It's a whole world that wants only to be graceful and beautiful.", Scarlett "But you love me." Ashley "How could I help loving you? You have all the passion for life that I lack. That kind of love isn't enough for a successful marriage for two people as different as we are.", Scarlett O'Hara "Sir, you should have made your presence known." Rhett Butler "In the middle of that beautiful love scene?".
In part 3 - O'Hara - you'll find online about Charles Hamilton "Miss O'Hara, would you marry me?" Scarlett O'Hara "Yes, Mr. Hamilton, I will.", Scarlett Hamilton "I'm too young to be a widow.", Rhett Butler "I'll say one thing. The war makes the most peculiar widows." Scarlett "But you are a blockade-runner?" Rhett Butler "For profit, and profit only." Scarlett "Are you telling me you don't believe in the cause?" Rhett Butler "I believe in Rhett Butler. He's the only cause I know.", Dr. Meade "Come, gentlemen, do I hear your bids? Make your offers. Don't be bashful, gentlemen".
In part 4 - Ashley - you'll find online about Scarlett Hamilton "Oh, Rhett. Is Ashley in it?" Rhett Butler "Some little town in Pennsylvania called Gettysburg", Aunt Pittypat "I saved it to wish Ashley a Merry Christmas", Scarlett "Ashley, kiss me. Kiss me goodbye!" Ashley "No, Scarlett"
In part 5 - Melanie - you'll find online about Melanie "I'm sure you're very generous" Belle Watling "No, I'm not. I'm a Confederate like everybody else, that's all.", Rhett Butler "That's just another of Gen. Sherman's calling cards", Dr. Meade "Good heavens, woman, this is war, not a garden party!"
In part 6 - Meade - you'll find online about Scarlett "Prissy! Come here, quick! Go get Dr. Meade!" Prissy "Yes, ma'am. The baby!", Prissy "Miss Scarlett, she done sent me for you. Miss Melly, she done had her baby today" Rhett Butler "Any of you beauties know where I can steal a horse for a good cause?", Rhett Butler "At your service, madam. Just where are you figuring on going?" Scarlett "Home, to Tara."
In part 7 - Yankees - you'll find online about Rhett Butler "I'm going, my dear, to join the Army" Scarlett "You're joking!", Rhett "But there's one thing I do know and that is that I love you, Scarlett", Scarlett "We're nearly at Twelve Oaks. Prissy, come tie up this cow!" Prissy "We don't need no cow, Miss Scarlett" Scarlett "Tear up your petticoat we don't know what we'll find at home"
In part 8 - Mother - you'll find online about Scarlett "But where's Mother?" Mammy "Well Miss Ellen, she went down to nurse that Emmie Slattery", Scarlett "Oh, Pa don't worry about anything. Katie Scarlett's home", Scarlett "As God is my witness, they're not going to lick me."
In part 9 - Georgia - you'll find online about Gerald O'Hara "Katie Scarlett! It's over! The war! Lee surrendered." Suellen "It's not possible." Carreen O'Hara "Why did we ever fight?" Melanie "Ashley will be coming home.", Tara had survived, "So we sing the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, while we were marching through Georgia"
In part 10 - Scarlett - you'll find online about Ashley "They say Abe Lincoln got his start splitting rails" Scarlett "The Yankees want $300 more in taxes", Scarlett "Why, it's Emmy Slattery" Emmie Slattery "Yes, ma'am, it's me" Jonas Wilkerson "Well, Emmy's Mrs. Wilkerson now" Scarlett "Get off those steps, you trashy wench! Get off this land!" Gerald O'Hara "I'll show you who the owner of Tara is", Yankee Corporal "Sir, there's a lady to see Capt. Butler. Says she's his sister." Yankee Major "Another sister? This is a jail, not a harem, Capt. Butler."
In part 11 - Atlanta - you'll find online about Scarlett "I want $300 to pay the taxes on Tara" Rhett Butler "I couldn't give you the money if I wanted to. My funds are in Liverpool, not in Atlanta.", Scarlett "Are you doing as well as all that?" Frank Kennedy "Yes, I am, Miss Scarlett. I'm no millionaire yet but I've cleared $1,000 already.", Suellen "But, Melanie, you don't realize what she's done. She's gone and married my Mr. Kennedy. He's my beau, and she's gone and married him." Melanie "She did it to save Tara, you must understand that."
In part 12 - Kennedy - you'll find online about Scarlett "That's a bargain. Start them in the morning, Gallagher." Frank Kennedy "But, Scarlett, it's bad enough for a woman to be in business..." Scarlett "Oh, Ashley, how you do run on. Left alone, you'd be giving them chicken three times a day", Rhett Butler "When I think you could have had my millions if you'd just waited a little while. Oh, how fickle is woman!" Scarlett Kennedy "What is it you want? I have important things to do." Rhett Butler "Tell me, Scarlett, do you never shrink from marrying men you don't love?", Big Sam "Don't you cry, Miss Scarlett", Scarlett Kennedy "Nobody cares about me. The men talk, talk, talk about protecting our women and after what happened to me today Frank has to go to a political meeting."
In part 13 - Wilkes - you'll find online about Yankee Captain Tom "I'm not a policeman. But he led a raid tonight on that shantytown where Mrs. Kennedy got into trouble this afternoon." Rhett Butler "Ask Belle, if you don't believe me. She'll tell you, Captain.", Scarlett "Oh, Ashley! Ashley!" Rhett Butler "Have you no interest in what's become of your own husband, Mrs. Kennedy?", Belle Watling "I couldn't do that, Miss Wilkes. You come in and sit a minute with me." Melanie Wilkes "How can I thank you enough for what you did for us?", Mammy "Miss Scarlett, Capt. Butler here to see you. I told him you was prostrate with grief."
In part 14 - Mammy - you'll find online about Scarlett "Rhett, don't, I shall faint." Rhett Butler "I want you to faint. This is what you were meant for. None of the fools you've known have kissed you like this, have they? Your Charles, or your Frank, or your stupid Ashley.", "What kind of a ring would you like, my darling?" Scarlett "A diamond ring. And do buy a great big one, Rhett." Rhett Butler "You shall have the biggest", Scarlett "Oh, Rhett. I was so cold and hungry and so tired I couldn't find it. I ran through the mist and I couldn't find it." Rhett Butler "Find what, honey?" Scarlett "I don't know. I always dream the same dream and I never know.", Suellen O'Hara "Yes, and what good is Tara? She's had three husbands and I'll be an old maid.", Mammy "This sure is a happy day to me. I done diapered three generations of this family's girls and it sure is a happy day." Melanie "Oh, yes, Mammy. The happiest days are when babies come.", Scarlett "You certainly are making a fool of yourself." Rhett Butler "And why shouldn't I? She's the first person who's ever completely belonged to me." Scarlett "Great balls of fire! I had the baby, didn't I?"
In part 15 - Butler - you'll find online about Rhett Butler "You know, I'm sorry for you, Scarlett." Scarlett Butler "Sorry for me?" Rhett Butler "Yes, because you're throwing away happiness with both hands and reaching out for something that'll never make you happy.", Scarlett Butler "Don't look back, Ashley. It drags at your heart till you can't do anything but look back." Ashley Wilkes "I didn't mean to make you sad, my dear. I never want you to be anything but completely happy.", Scarlett Butler "But Rhett, you can't You go into the arena alone." Rhett Butler "The lions are hungry for you."
In part 16 - Bonnie - you'll find online about Rhett Butler "You turned me out while you chased Ashley Wilkes, while you dreamed of Ashley Wilkes. This is one night you're not turning me out.", Scarlett "A divorce?" Rhett Butler "Yes. There's no point in our holding on to each other, is there? Just give me Bonnie.", Bonnie Blue Butler "Where is Mother?" Rhett Butler "Aren't you happy here in London with me?", Rhett "Pray continue, Mrs. Butler." Scarlett "It's because I'm going to have a baby." Rhett Butler "Indeed? And who's the happy father?"
In part 17 - Melly - you'll find online about Melanie "Children are life-renewing itself, Capt. Butler and when life does that, danger seems very unimportant." Rhett Butler "I've never before known anyone who was really brave. From my heart, I thank you.", Scarlett "Our life together? When did we ever have a life together?" Rhett Butler "Yes, you're right. But I'm sure if we could only try again, we could be happy." Scarlett "Rhett, stop her!" Rhett Butler "Bonnie! Bonnie!", Mammy "Hallelujah. I suspects the angels fights on your side, Miss Melly.", Scarlett "It's me, Melly." Melanie "Promise me?" Scarlett "Anything." Melanie "Look after my little son. I gave him to you once before. Remember? The day he was born."
In part 18 - Rhett - you'll find online about Ashley Wilkes "Oh, Scarlett! If you knew what I've gone through!" Scarlett "Ashley, you should have told me years ago that you loved her and not me and not left me dangling with your talk of honor. But you had to wait till now, now when Melly's dying to show me that I could never mean any more to you than this Watling woman does to Rhett. And I've loved something that doesn't really exist.", Rhett Butler "I'm leaving you, my dear. All you need now is a divorce, and your dreams of Ashley can come true." Scarlett "Oh, no! No, you're wrong! Terribly wrong!"

Review

"You can say frankly that of the comparatively small amount of material in the picture which is not from the book, most is my own personally, and the only original lines of dialog which are not my own are a few from Sidney Howard and a few from Ben Hecht and a couple more from John Van Druten. Offhand I doubt that there are ten original words of Oliver Garrett's in the whole script. As to construction, this is about eighty per cent my own, and the rest divided between Jo Swerling and Sidney Howard, with Hecht having contributed materially to the construction of one sequence." (David O. Selznick, discussed the film's writing credits, October 1939)
"When Margaret Mitchell's name came on the screen, you never heard such a sound in your life. They just yelled, they stood up on the seats...I had the manually-operated sound box. And I had that music wide open and you couldn't hear a thing. Mrs. Selznick was crying like a baby and so was David and so was I. Oh, what a thrill! And when Gone with the Wind came on the screen, it was thunderous!" (Hal Kern interview)


Production

The casting of the two lead roles became a complex, two-year endeavor. Many famous actresses were either screen-tested, auditioned, or considered for the role of Scarlett, including Jean Arthur, Lucille Ball, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Bennett, Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Frances Dee, Olivia de Havilland, Irene Dunne, Joan Fontaine, Greer Garson, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Miriam Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Ida Lupino, Merle Oberon, Norma Shearer, Barbara Stanwyck, Margaret Sullavan, Lana Turner and Loretta Young. Miriam Hopkins was actually the choice of the novel's author Margaret Mitchell. Four actresses, including Jean Arthur and Joan Bennett, were still under consideration by December 1938. But only two finalists, Paulette Goddard and Vivien Leigh, were tested in Technicolor. Selznick had been quietly considering Vivien Leigh for the role of Scarlett since February 1938. For the role of Rhett Butler, Clark Gable was an almost immediate favorite for both the public and Selznick. Selznick's father-in-law, MGM chief Louis B. Mayer, offered in May 1938 to fund half of the movie's budget in return for a powerful package: 50% of the profits would go to MGM, the movie's distribution would be credited to MGM's parent company, Loew's, Inc., and Loew's would receive 15 percent of the movie's gross income. On September 9, 1939, Selznick, his wife, Irene, investor Jock Whitney, and film editor Hal Kern drove out to Riverside, California with all of the film reels to preview it before an audience. When the film began, there was a buzz in the audience when Selznick's name appeared, for they had read about the making of the film for over two years.


Gone With The Wind awards

Besides the 2-position, mentioned in the introduction, is present in many American Film Institute's lists:
2nd MGM, Max Steiner - 100 Years Of Film Scores (2005)
4th - 100 Years...100 Movies (1998)
6th - 100 Years...100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)
1st "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", 31th "After all, tomorrow is another day", 59th "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!" - 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes (2005)
43th - 100 Years...100 Cheers (2006)
8 Oscars (American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences): Best Picture: David O. Selznick; Best Director: Victor Fleming; Best Actress: Vivien Leigh; Best Adapted Screenplay: Sidney Howard; Best Supporting Actress: Hattie McDaniel; Best Cinematography, Color: Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan; Best Film Editing: Hal C. Kern and James E. Newcom; Best Art Direction: Lyle Wheeler; and others 5 nominations: Best Actor: Clark Gable; Best Supporting Actress: Olivia de Havilland; Best Visual Effects: Fred Albin (Sound), Jack Cosgrove (Photographic), and Arthur Johns (Sound); Best Music, Original Score: Max Steiner; Best Sound Recording: Thomas T. Moulton.


Trivia

First color film to win the Best Picture Oscar. Half a million feet of film were shot. This was all edited down to 20,000 feet. There are more than 50 speaking roles and 2,400 extras in the film. For the premiere in Atlanta in December 15, 1939, the governor declared a state holiday. One month after the book was published, David O. Selznick purchased the movie rights from Margaret Mitchell for an unprecedented $50,000.


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