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Gone With The Wind (1939)

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Besides Leigh and Gable, GONE WITH THE WIND featured several other famous silver screen faces including Olivia de Havilland as the angelic Melanie Hamilton (far right), Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes (seated center), and Harry Davenport as Dr. Meade (seated left).

Other stars in the film's cast of thousands include Thomas Mitchell as Scarlett's father Gerald O'Hara, Hattie McDaniel as Mammy (She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for this role.), Butterfly McQueen as Prissy, and Jane Darwell as Dolly Merriweather.

Even before casting had been completed, filming on this epic classic began with the famous "Burning of Atlanta" scene.  But rather than set fire to Atlanta itself, producer David O. Selznick and the crew of the film actually burned down a bunch of old sets on the studio backlot. The fire was so intense that Culver City residents called the fire department reporting that MGM was burning down. The cost of producing this blaze, shot on December 10, 1938, was estimated at $25,000.

"I'll smash your skull between them like a walnut." --Rhett.

More Memorable Quotations:

  • "Did you ever think of marrying just for fun?" --Rhett (a .WAV file).
    "Marriage fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean." --Scarlett.
  • "This is an honorable proposal of marriage, made at what I consider a most opportune moment. I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands." --Rhett.
  • "What's that rustlin' noise I hear?" --Rhett.
       "Lawdy, Mr. Rhett. That ain't nothing but my red silk petticoat you done give me." --Mammie.
       "Nothin' but your petticoat? I don't believe it. Let me see. Pull up your skirt." --Rhett.
       "Mr. Rhett, you is bad. You Lawdy!"-- Mammie (a .WAV file).
  • "Rhett... if you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?" --Scarlett.
    "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." --Rhett (a .WAV file).
  • "After all ... tomorrow is another day." --Scarlett (with ending music, a .WAV file).

(For help opening any of the multimedia files, visit the plug-ins page.)

While approximately 1,400 actresses auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara, the story goes that David O. Selznick only considered Gable for the part of Rhett Butler. In the end, Leigh received about $25,000 for her services while Gable took home over $120,000.

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