Watch Gone With The Wind (1939) trailer

for movie a story of Old South, of love, of a woman, a story of a civilization gone with the wind. Watch 1939 movie trailer from Classical Era (1930s and 1940s).

Main characters

Starred by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara (the oldest living child of Gerald and Ellen O'Hara), Clark Gable as Rhett Butler ("Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."), Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton (Scarlett O'Hara's sister-in-law and eventually her best friend), Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes.


Produced in 1939 by David O Selznick. Directed by Victor Fleming. Screenplay by Sidney Howard adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel. Music by Max Steiner Cinematography by Ernest Haller Edited by Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom.


The film has been selected by the American Film Institute for many of their lists of important American films:
#2 100 Years 100 Passions America’s Greatest Love Stories (2002).
#4 100 Years 100 Movies 100 Greatest Movies (1998).
#1 "Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn." #31 "After all, tomorrow is another day!" #89 "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungryagain." 100 Years 100 100 Movie Quotes (2005).
#43 100 Years 100 Cheers America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006).

Brief notes

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. The trailer, also known as a preview or coming attraction, aims to promote Gone With The Wind to the target audience.

Hattie McDaniel (in film Mammy character) became the first Black person to be nominated for, and win, an Academy Award.

First color film to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Max Steiner was given only three months to compose the music, considering that 1939 was the busiest year of his career; in that year he wrote the music for 12 films. In order to meet the deadline, Steiner sometimes worked for 20 hours straight and took Benzedrine pills to stay awake. With almost three hours of music, "Gone with the Wind" had the longest film score ever composed up to that time.

For the premiere in Atlanta in December 15, 1939, the governor declared a state holiday.

At nearly four hours long, this is the longest running of all motion pictures to win the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture.

Until her death on July 26, 2020 at 104, Olivia de Havilland was the lone survivor of the four principal leads since the death of Vivien Leigh in 1967. DeHavilland was the only major cast member to live to celebrate the 70th and 80th anniversaries of the picture's premiere on December 15, 2009 and 2019.

After the film finished shooting there were 88 hours of footage.

Gerald, Scarlet's father, who came from Ireland to Georgia named his land after Tara in Ireland. The Hill of Tara in ancient Irish religion and mythology was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods and kings.

In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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