Gone with the Wind (1939)

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  • GONE WITH THE WIND


    DIRECTED BY VICTOR FLEMING
    GEORGE CUKOR/ SAM WOOD
    PRODUCED BY DAVID O. SELZNICK
    SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
    METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER (MGM)



    Information from IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning,
    the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara,
    the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war.
    Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality.
    But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long,
    is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie.
    Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks.
    There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler.
    Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley
    to choose her instead of Melanie.
    Written by Dale O'Connor


    Full Cast
    Thomas Mitchell ... Gerald O'Hara
    Barbara O'Neil ... Ellen O'Hara - His Wife (as Barbara O'Neill)
    Vivien Leigh ... Scarlett - Their Daughter
    Evelyn Keyes ... Suellen - Their Daughter
    Ann Rutherford ... Carreen - Their Daughter
    George Reeves ... Brent Tarleton
    Fred Crane ... Stuart Tarleton
    Hattie McDaniel ... Mammy - House Servant
    Oscar Polk ... Pork - House Servant
    Butterfly McQueen ... Prissy - House Servant
    Victor Jory ... Jonas Wilkerson - Field Overseer
    Everett Brown ... Big Sam - Field Foreman
    Howard C. Hickman ... John Wilkes (as Howard Hickman)
    Alicia Rhett ... India - His Daughter
    Leslie Howard ... Ashley - His Son
    Olivia de Havilland ... Melanie Hamilton - Their Cousin
    Rand Brooks ... Charles Hamilton - Her Brother
    Carroll Nye ... Frank Kennedy - Guest
    Clark Gable ... Rhett Butler
    Laura Hope Crews ... Aunt 'Pittypat' Hamilton
    Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Uncle Peter - Her Coachman (as Eddie Anderson)
    Harry Davenport ... Dr. Mead
    Leona Roberts ... Mrs. Meade
    Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Merriwether
    Ona Munson ... Belle Watling
    Paul Hurst ... Yankee Deserter
    Isabel Jewell ... Emmy Slattery
    Cammie King Conlon ... Bonnie Blue Butler (as Cammie King)
    Eric Linden ... Amputation Case
    J.M. Kerrigan ... Johnny Gallagher
    Ward Bond ... Tom - Yankee Captain
    Jackie Moran ... Phil Meade
    Cliff Edwards ... Reminiscent Soldier
    Lillian Kemble-Cooper ... Bonnie's Nurse in London (as L. Kemble-Cooper)
    Yakima Canutt ... Renegade
    Marcella Martin ... Cathleen Calvert
    Louis Jean Heydt ... Hungry Soldier Holding Beau Wilkes
    Mickey Kuhn ... Beau Wilkes
    Olin Howland ... A Carpetbagger Businessman
    Irving Bacon ... Corporal
    Robert Elliott ... Yankee Major
    William Bakewell ... Mounted Officer
    Mary Anderson ... Maybelle Merriwether
    Eric Alden ... Rafe Calvert (uncredited)
    John Arledge ... Dying Soldier (uncredited)
    Roscoe Ates ... Convalescent Soldier (uncredited)
    Trevor Bardette ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Lennie Bluett ... Yankee Soldier in Shantytown / Townsperson (uncredited)
    Ralph Brooks ... Gentleman at Twelve Oaks Barbecue (uncredited)
    Daisy Bufford ... Housemaid at Evening Prayers (uncredited)
    Ann Bupp ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    James Bush ... Gentleman (uncredited)
    Ruth Byers ... Housemaid at Evening Prayers (uncredited)
    Gary Carlson ... Beau Wilkes (uncredited)
    Horace B. Carpenter ... Atlanta Citizen (uncredited)
    Louise Carter ... Bandleader's Wife (uncredited)
    Shirley Chambers ... Belle's Girl (uncredited)
    Eddy Chandler ... Sergeant at Hospital (uncredited)
    Wallis Clark ... Poker-Playing Captain (uncredited)
    Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Collapsing Soldier (uncredited)
    Billy Cook ... Boy with Tears When Death Rolls Are Read (uncredited)
    Gino Corrado ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Martina Cortina ... Housemaid at Twelve Oaks (uncredited)
    Luke Cosgrave ... Bandleader (uncredited)
    Kernan Cripps ... Yankee Soldier in Shantytown (uncredited)
    Patrick Curtis ... Melonie's Baby (uncredited)
    Yola d'Avril ... Belle's Girl (uncredited)
    Ned Davenport ... Jewel Collector at Bazaar (uncredited)
    Lester Dorr ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Phyllis Douglas ... Bonnie Blue Butler - Age 2 (uncredited)
    Joan Drake ... Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
    F. Driver ... Housemaid at Evening Prayers (uncredited)
    Edythe Elliott ... General's Wife (uncredited)
    Susan Falligant ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Richard Farnsworth ... Soldier (uncredited)
    Frank Faylen ... Soldier Aiding Dr. Meade (uncredited)
    Kelly Griffin ... Bonnie Blue Butler as Newborn (uncredited)
    George Hackathorne ... Wounded Soldier in Pain (uncredited)
    Chuck Hamilton ... Yankee Soldier in Shantytown (uncredited)
    Evelyn Harding ... Cancan Girl (uncredited)
    Inez Hatchett ... Housemaid at Twelve Oaks (uncredited)
    Jean Heker ... Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
    Ricky Holt ... Melanie's Son (uncredited)
    Shep Houghton ... Southern Dandy (uncredited)
    Jerry James ... Dancer - Atlanta Bazaar (uncredited)
    Si Jenks ... Yankee on Street (uncredited)
    Tommy Kelly ... Boy in Band (uncredited)
    Emmett King ... Party Guest (uncredited)
    W. Kirby ... Yankee Soldier in Shantytown (uncredited)
    Timothy J. Lonergan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
    Margaret Mann ... Woman Writing Letter at Atlanta Church Hospital (uncredited)
    William McClain ... Old Levi (uncredited)
    George Meeker ... Poker-Playing Captain (uncredited)
    Charles Middleton ... Man with Stove Pipe Hat in Charge of Convict Workers (uncredited)
    Alberto Morin ... Rene Picard (uncredited)
    Adrian Morris ... Carpetbagger Orator (uncredited)
    Lee Murray ... Drummerboy (uncredited)
    H. Nellman ... Yankee Soldier in Shantytown (uncredited)
    David Newell ... Cade Calvert (uncredited)
    Naomi Pharr ... Housemaid at Evening Prayers (uncredited)
    Lee Phelps ... Bartender (uncredited)
    Jolane Reynolds ... Cancan Girl (uncredited)
    Marjorie Reynolds ... Guest at Twelve Oaks (uncredited)
    Suzanne Ridgeway ... Cancan Girl (uncredited)
    Louisa Robert ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Azarene Rogers ... Housemaid at Twelve Oaks (uncredited)
    Scott Seaton ... Guest at Birthday Party (uncredited)
    Tom Seidel ... Tony Fontaine (uncredited)
    Terry Shero ... Fanny Elsing (uncredited)
    William Stack ... Minister (uncredited)
    William Stelling ... Returning Veteran (uncredited)
    Harry Strang ... Tom's Aide (uncredited)
    Dirk Wayne Summers ... Youngest Boy in Band (uncredited)
    Emerson Treacy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
    Phillip Trent ... Gentleman / Bearded Confederate on Steps of Tara (uncredited)
    Julia Ann Tuck ... Bonnie at Six Months (uncredited)
    Tom Tyler ... Commanding Officer During Evacuation (uncredited)
    Dale Van Sickel ... Gentleman at Twelve Oaks Barbecue (uncredited)
    E. Alyn Warren ... Frank Kennedy's Clerk (uncredited)
    Blue Washington ... Renegade's Companion (uncredited)
    Rita Waterhouse ... Girl in Blue Dress (uncredited)
    John Joseph Waterman Jr. ... New Born Baby Boy (uncredited)
    Dan White ... Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
    Sarah Whitley ... Housemaid at Twelve Oaks (uncredited)
    Ernest Whitman ... Carpetbagger's Friend (uncredited)
    Guy Wilkerson ... Wounded Card Player (uncredited)
    Zack Williams ... Elijah (uncredited)
    John Wray ... Prison Gang Overseer (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Margaret Mitchell (novel)
    Sidney Howard (screenplay)
    Oliver H.P. Garrett contributing writer (uncredited)
    Ben Hecht contributing writer (uncredited)
    Jo Swerling contributing writer (uncredited)
    John Van Druten contributing writer (uncredited)


    Original Music
    Max Steiner


    Cinematography
    Ernest Haller (photographed by)
    Lee Garmes (photographed by) (uncredited)


    Trivia
    When Gary Cooper turned down the role for Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, "Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history," and, "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper."


    Complete Trivia


    Goofs


    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Locations
    Agoura Hills, California, USA
    Agoura, California, USA
    (Field hands "Quittin' time" scene/Jonas Wilkerson and the returning veteran)
    Ahmanson Ranch, Victory Boulevard, Lasky Mesa, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, California, USA
    (Twelve Oaks' gardens)
    Bidwell Park - Manzanita Avenue, Chico, California, USA
    (shantytown attack)
    Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA
    (shantytown attack)
    Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA
    (shantytown attack)
    Busch Gardens - S. Grove Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA
    (Twelve Oaks gardens during barbecue)
    Calabasas, California, USA
    (Scarlett's oath - Gerald O'Hara's last ride)
    Chico, California, USA
    (Gerald O'Hara's first ride - Tara cottonfields)
    Georgia, USA
    (title scenes)
    Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Lasky Mesa, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
    (Tara cottonfields - Gerald O'Hara's last ride)
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Malibu Lake, California, USA
    (Gerald O'Hara's walk with Scarlett)
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
    (Rhett teaching Bonnie to ride pony & Bonnie's last ride)
    North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    (Mill in opening credits)
    Northern California, California, USA
    Paradise Apple Orchard, Chico, California, USA
    Paradise, California, USA
    Pasadena, California, USA
    (Twelve Oaks' gardens)
    Pentz Road, Paradise, California, USA
    Reuss Ranch, Malibu Lake, California, USA
    (Gerald O'Hara's walk with Scarlett)
    San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA
    (shantytown attack)
    Selznick International Studios - 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
    (Twelve Oaks Mansion exterior establishing shot/most interiors of film)
    Simi Valley, California, USA
    (Tara cottonfields - Gerald O'Hara's last ride)
    United Artists Studios - 7200 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    (music score) (studio)
    West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
    (Tara cottonfields - Gerald O'Hara's last ride)
    Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA


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    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American period romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's
    Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel.
    The picture was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming
    from a screenplay by Sidney Howard. Set in the 19th-century American South,
    the film stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel,
    and tells a story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era from a white Southern point of view.


    The film received ten Academy Awards (eight competitive, two honorary),
    a record that stood for 20 years until Ben-Hur surpassed it in 1960.
    In the American Film Institute's inaugural Top 100 Best American Films of All Time list of 1998,
    it was ranked fourth, and in 1989 was selected to be preserved by the National Film Registry.
    The film was the longest American sound film made up to that time –
    3 hours 44 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission – and was among the first of the major films
    shot in color (Technicolor), winning the first Academy Award for Best Cinematography
    in the category for color films. It became the highest-grossing film of all-time shortly after its release,
    holding the position until 1966.
    After adjusting for inflation, it has still earned more than any other film in box office history.


    Truly a classic movie and the biggest box office earner of them all.
    One I have watched over and over again,
    and marveled at the whole movie.
    The User Review says below, what most of us must feel


    Apart from Thomas Mitchell, look out for two of Duke's best 'Pals'
    Ward Bond as Tom a Yankee Captain
    and Yakima Canutt as a Renegade.
    However Yak was also the stunt coordinator (uncredited)
    and stunt doubled for Clark Gable (uncredited)


    User Review

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Hi


    GWTW is long possibly too long but who cannot be thrilled with the opening Tara theme and the rest of the other brilliant musical score.


    The colour was great the acting good the cast well picked, all in all a great film which still holds good today.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low