Gone with the Wind (1939)

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    • Gone with the Wind (1939)



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      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

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

      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


      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
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Civil War Movies- Gone with the Wind (1939)

      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
      A Classic in the History of Movie-making.
      13 December 2000 | by mikazuki (Magarathea)

      Every time I watch this film, and I've seen it more times than I can remember,
      I'm always astonished by the freshness of the story, the power of the emotions it conveys
      and the beautiful, detailed images of a time long gone.
      That this film was made in the 1930's is almost incomprehensible to me.
      The challenges that had to be overcome in order to bring it to life must have been monumental
      . But come to life it did, and still does!
      A triumph of film-making ingenuity and genius, that will live on for many generations to come.
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Re: (New Review) Civil War Movies- Gone with the Wind (1939)


      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.


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    • Great movie! It was filmed about 50 miles from me, south of Atlanta.
      Kevin - Moderator/Administrator
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