Gone With the Wind

D: Victor Fleming (& George Cukor & Sam Wood)
MGM (David O. Selznick)
USA 🇺🇸 1939
220 mins


W: Sidney Howard (& others) [based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell]
DP: Ernest Haller & Ray Rennahan
Ed: Hal C. Kern & James E. Newcom
Mus: Max Steiner
PD: William Cameron Menzies
Cos: Walter Plunkett

Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara), Hattie McDaniel (Mammy), Leslie Howard (Ashley Wilkes),Olivia De Havilland (Melanie Hamilton), Butterfly McQueen (Prissy), Everett Brown (Big Sam), Zack Williams (Elijah), Oscar Polk (Pork), Thomas Mitchell (Gerald O'Hara)

It is without question that Gone With The Wind is amongst the all-time cinema classics, but at over 3 & a half hours long, perhaps it's not one you would subject yourself to repeat viewings to (unless, of course, you absolutely adore it).
Set against the backdrop of the American civil war, Vivien Leigh is absolutely amazing as Scarlett O'Hara, a conceited Southern girl who matures over the period but fails to win the heart of the man who she loves, the dashingly suave Rhett Butler, also played marvellously by Clark Gable.
Gone With The Wind is much more than just a classic movie, it is a cinematic event to which every film buff or period drama aficionado owes themself a viewing, even if it's just the once. Adjusted for inflation, this still remains the biggest box office hit of all time, well over 75 years later.

Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind
Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind