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Director:
Writers:
Margaret Mitchell (story)
Sidney Howard (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 January 1940 (USA) See more »
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For the thousands who remember its unparalleled drama, action and romance! For the new thousands to whom the wonders will be revealed for the first time! Breathtaking spectacle, inspired acting by the greatest cast ever assembled! The screen's most exciting love story! The most-talked about picture ever made! [reissue] See more »
Plot:
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 8 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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An immortal and towering achievement See more (706 total) »


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Runtime:
238 min | Sweden:223 min (1969 re-release) | Sweden:234 min (1985 re-release) | UK:224 min (1994 re-release) | UK:233 min (1989 re-release) | 226 min (copyright length)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Belgium:KT | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Québec) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (1970) | Finland:K-16 (1949) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Hong Kong:I (2016) | Iceland:L | Mexico:B (2014) | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:6 (TV rating) | Netherlands:6 (Blu-ray rating) (2009) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Peru:PT | Portugal:17 | Portugal:M/16 (R-14) (re-rating) | Portugal:M/12 (re-re-rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:11 (re-release) (1985) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1989) (2013) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1994) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (original release) (PCA #5729) | USA:G (re-rating) (1971) | West Germany:12 (f)

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The sequel novel "Scarlett" (1991) covers the life story of Scarlett following her divorce by Rhett Butler. She reclaims her maiden name and has a child by Rhett following the divorce, Katie Colum "Cat" O'Hara. She reconnects with the extended O'Hara clan and moves to Ireland with her daughter.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: During the barbecue at the Wilkes' where she wears a green dress we have not previously seen, Scarlett says to the Tarleton twins, "but I wore this old thing because I thought you liked it." While this could be taken as a reference to an earlier scene (which it was in the novel), she could just as well be referring to a time before the movie started. (In the original script she was seen earlier in the green dress, but the dress was changed to white without changing the line in this scene).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Brent Tarleton:What do we care if we *were* expelled from college, Scarlett? The war is gonna start any day now, so we'd have left college anyhow.
Stuart Tarleton:War! Isn't it exciting, Scarlett? You know those fool Yankees actually *want* a war?
Brent Tarleton:We'll show 'em!
Scarlett:Fiddle-dee-dee! War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides... there isn't going to be any war.
Brent Tarleton:Not going to be any war?
Stuart Tarleton:Why, honey, of course there's gonna be a war.
Scarlett:If either of you boys says "war" just once again, I'll go in the house and slam the door.
Brent Tarleton:But Scarlett, honey...
Stuart Tarleton:Don't you *want* us to have a war?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Number 96 (1974)See more »
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GarryowenSee more »

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94 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
An immortal and towering achievement, 7 January 2005
Author: angel_de_tourvel from surrey, england

It is always in people's nature to put down great things and to nit-pick or sometimes just be plain mean. No matter what anyone says, this is utterly fantastic: in story, in special effects, in casting (with perhaps the sad exception of Leslie Howard as "Ashley") and in captivation. Vivien Leigh is so powerful, passionate, magnificent and beautiful that you could watch it 1000 times on that ground alone. She brings something so convincing and human to the role of the selfish, spoilt Scarlett; the character is larger than life.

Leaving Vivien's astounding performance aside, this remains a sweeping unrivalled epic. Watch it. Esther's rating: 20/10

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