1939 Oscar-winning movie about romance during the U.S. Civil War

Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American War Between the States and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley) and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).

Cast and Crew

Olivia de HavillandMelanie Hamilton Wilkes
Clark GableRhett Butler
Vivien LeighScarlett O'Hara

Video Products

Best Picture Collection - Epic Dramas, 4 Mar 2003
3-disc boxed set, includes Ben-Hur, Casablanca and Gone With the Wind
Related Topic: Casablanca
Gone With the Wind, 27 Oct 1998
Gone With the Wind, 3 Feb 2004
Gone With the Wind - Four Disc Collector's Edition, 9 Nov 2004
4-disc set, full frame, with additional release material
Gone With the Wind - Special Edition, 6 Nov 2001
Collector's set including movie poster and senitype

Articles

Freedom's Flicks: The 20 Best Libertarian Movies of all Time, Nov 1999
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
"11. Gone With the Wind (1939). The Yankees invade Tara, burn private property in Atlanta, and kill people. After the war, Scarlett and Rhett beat carpetbaggers at their own game and become wealthy capitalists."
Gone With the Wind: An American Epic, by Donald W. Miller, Jr., 17 Apr 2007
Review of Margaret Mitchell's book with some commentary on the film
"The film version of Gone With the Wind (1939) presents a falsely romantic picture of the Old South. ... The film skips over Sherman burning Atlanta and the hardships of Reconstruction, devoting the bulk of its footage to Scarlett's love interests ... The film version of Gone With the Wind is a pale and distorted mirror of the book."

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