Gone With The Wind

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  220 min.
Release Date: January 17, 1940
DVD: January 7, 2000 - March 7, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.60
based on 10 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland

Synopsis

When wealthy Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) learns that Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), whom she's secretly in love with, is engaged to Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), she decides to tell him at a party about her feelings for him. However, Ashley is not swayed, and responds that he's much more suited to Melanie.

Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), who has overheard their conversation, promises to Scarlett that he'll keep her secret. The party is interrupted when it's announced that the Civil War has begun. As the men leave to enlist, Melanie's younger brother Charles asks for Scarlett's hand in marriage. She agrees, even though she doesn't love him.

She's quickly widowed, and still in love with Ashley, she waits for his return. Meanwhile, Rhett professes his feelings for Scarlett, and insists he will win her over.

Director: Victor Fleming
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Producer(s): David O. Selznick
Screenplay: Sidney Howard

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  • 5 stars "Be sure and see this while it's back in theaters!"
  • 5 stars "I love watching the oldies up on the big screen . This one was exceptionally good . I hadn't seen this film before and to see it on the big screen was a treat . It would be cool to see newsreels from the day, before these classic screenings, it would be like a trip back in time ."
  • 3 stars "I saw this when it first came out and was playing at the Old Walker Theater. It took almost an hour to drive there from the Middle Church in our old 28 Oldsmobile. We were just married, and my husband and I wanted a night out after the radio went down. I thought Clark Gable was the handsomest gentleman I had ever seen. Vivian Leigh was good too, but even then she was over the top and ruined a lot of the good parts. I suppose, it was an event I will always remember because it was the first movie I ever saw in color, and it told a good story. We didn't call them love stories back in the day. There wasn't much of that, except for the Bronte Sisters. But with them, every book seemed to be the like other books in a lot of things. It was a quieter time, I do miss the civility and the tranquility of the times."
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