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Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara. Starting with her idyllic lifestyle on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler. Classic Hollywood doesn't get any better than this; one great scene after another, equally effective in intimate drama and sweeping spectacle. The train depot scene, one of the more technically adroit shots in movie history, involved hundreds of extras and dummies, and much of the MGM lot was razed to simulate the burning of Atlanta. Based on Margaret Mitchell's novel, screenwriter Howard was assisted by producer Selznick and novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. For its 50th anniversary, a 231-minute restored version was released that included the trailer for "The Making of a Legend: GWTW."

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Romantic Drama, Otherwise Engaged, Civil War, American South, War Between the Sexes, Southern Belles, Top Grossing Films of 1939, Highest Grossing Films of All Time, The Help: Female, Atlanta, 4 Bones
Sidney Howard
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Evelyn Keyes, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell, Ona Munson, Barbara O'Neil, William "Billy" Bakewell, Rand Brooks, Ward Bond, Laura Hope Crews, Yakima Canutt, George Reeves, Marjorie Reynolds, Ann Rutherford, Victor Jory, Carroll Nye, Paul Hurst, Isabel Jewell, Cliff Edwards, Eddie Anderson, Oscar Polk, Eric Linden, Violet Kemble-Cooper, Fred Crane, Howard Hickman, Leona Roberts, Cammie King, Mary Anderson, Frank Faylen
Ray Rennahan
Victor Fleming
Max Steiner
David O. Selznick, MGM


Oscars 1939: Actress (Leigh), Color Cinematog., Director (Fleming), Film Editing, Picture, Screenplay, Support. Actress (McDaniel); AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989;; N.Y. Film Critics 1939: Actress (Leigh).

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Gone with the Wind
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This is a very good movie which puts you back in the south on a huge plantation during the Civil War. The movie starts out that everyone is happy and carefree having parties, wearing fancy clothes and then the war changes everything. Many men are killed, families are now poor and many lost their homes. Scarlett O'Hara is one of those women and does a few schemes to get ahead in life and get her plantation named Tara back. The war scenes, wounded soldiers and fires look very real. The famous Rhett Butler who is rich, comes to Scarlett's rescue many times and even marries her. But due to her selfishness, Rhett finally leaves her but Scarlett decides she might want to make things work with him but it's too late. Life has changed everything after the war and this movie does a great job showing how Atlanta had to be rebuilt.