Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

Victor Fleming (1939)

PG Certificate
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Running to nearly four hours and boasting at least three directors, this epic American Civil War romantic drama is more of a symbol of the Hollywood studio system than a mere movie. Forever dividing critics, it will remain an audience favourite for all time. A war picture with a beating female heart, thanks to the bestselling source novel by Margaret Mitchell, it was, in 1939, the most expensive film ever made: $4 million, and the money is up there on the screen in impressive set pieces such as the burning of Atlanta and the shot where the camera pulls back to reveal a vast carpet of wounded Confederate soldiers. But the key is Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara, a wilful but resourceful southern heroine (designed to inspire women as America readied for the Second World War) who's destined to meet her match in Clark Gable's raffish Rhett Butler. Where's the slavery, you could ask. But this isn't a history lesson, it's a love story, and one of the best.


A resourceful plantation heiress struggles to support herself through a series of challenges during the chaos of the American Civil War and the subsequent restoration, all the while maintaining a tumultuous relationship with a roguish Southern gentleman. Epic romantic drama based on Margaret Mitchell's novel, starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel.

Cast & Crew

Scarlett O'Hara Vivien Leigh
Rhett Butler Clark Gable
Ashley Wilkes Leslie Howard
Melanie Hamilton Olivia de Havilland
Mammy Hattie McDaniel
Gerald O'Hara Thomas Mitchell
Ellen O'Hara Barbara O'Neil
Aunt "Pittypat" Hamilton Laura Hope Crews
Dr Meade Harry Davenport
Belle Watling Ona Munson
Suellen O'Hara Evelyn Keyes
Careen O'Hara Ann Rutherford
Prissy Butterfly McQueen
India Wilkes Alicia Rhett
Big Sam Everett Brown
Uncle Peter Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Charles Hamilton Rand Brooks
Frank Kennedy Carroll Nye
Dolly Merriwether Jane Darwell
Maybelle Merriwether Mary Anderson
Emmy Slattery Isabel Jewell
Jonas Wilkerson Victor Jory
Bonnie Blue Butler Cammie King
John Wilkes Howard Hickman
Stuart Tarleton George Reeves
Caroline Meade Leona Roberts
Beau Wilkes Mickey Kuhn
Johnny Gallagher J M Kerrigan
Cathleen Calvert Marcella Martin
Elijah Zack Williams
Rene Picard Albert Morin
Fanny Elsing Terry Shero
Old Levi William McClain
Yankee deserter Paul Hurst
Director Victor Fleming
Director George Cukor
Director Sam Wood
Director William Cameron Menzies
Director Sidney Franklin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: BFIAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 22 Nov 2013