Gone With the Wind (1939)
Front Cover Actor
Vivien Leigh Scarlett O'Hara
Clark Gable Rhett Butler
Leslie Howard Ashley Wilkes
Olivia de Havilland Melanie Hamilton
Hattie McDaniel Mammy
Thomas Mitchell Gerald O'Hara
Oscar Polk Pork
Barbara O'Neil Ellen, his wife
Fred Crane Brent Tarleton
Victor Jory Jonas Wilkerson
Evelyn Keyes Suellen O'Hara
George Reeves Stuart Tarleton
Anne Rutherford Careen O'Hara
Butterfly McQueen Prissy
Howard Hickman John Wilkes [At Twelve Oaks]
Ann Rutherford Carreen O'Hara
Everett Brown Big Sam, the foreman
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance; War
Director Victor Fleming; George Cukor
Writer Margaret Mitchell; Sidney Howard
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 3 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.1
Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell 's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, at a then-astronomical $3.7 million budget, that has become one of the most beloved movies of all time. GWTW opens in April of 1861, at the palatial southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara ( Vivien Leigh ) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes ( Leslie Howard ) plans to marry "mealy-mouthed" Melanie Hamilton ( Olivia de Havilland ). Despite warnings from her father ( Thomas Mitchell ) and her faithful servant Mammy ( Hattie McDaniel ), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by rogueish Rhett Butler ( Clark Gable ), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered Scarlett: "we're bad lots, both of us." The movie's famous action continues from the burning of Atlanta (actually the destruction of a huge wall left over from King Kong ) through the now-classic closing line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Holding its own against stiff competition (many consider 1939 to be the greatest year of the classical Hollywood studios), Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar). The film grossed nearly $192 million, assuring that, just as he predicted, Selznick's epitaph would be "The Man Who Made Gone With the Wind ." -- Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 386
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Release Date 2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1