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Garson Kanin (novel)
William Hanley (teleplay)
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Release Date:
19 May 1980 (USA) See more »
The film follows the trials and tribulations of David O. Selznick as he attempts to find an actress to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Tony Curtis obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 30 September 2010, 7:19 AM, PDT)

Harold Gould obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 21 September 2010, 2:36 AM, PDT)

Harold Gould obituary
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Curtis ... David O. Selznick

Bill Macy ... Myron Selznick

Harold Gould ... Louis B. Mayer

Sharon Gless ... Carole Lombard

George Furth ... George Cukor

Edward Winter ... Clark Gable
Barrie Youngfellow ... Joan Crawford
Carrie Nye ... Tallulah Bankhead

Clive Revill ... Charlie Chaplin

Gwen Humble ... Paulette Goddard

Patricia Smith ... Louise Knight
James Ray ... Tom Adams
William Bogert ... Russell Birdwell
Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Kay Brown

Joey Forman ... Walter Winchell

Jane Kean ... Louella Parsons

Sam Weisman ... Page

Kenneth Kimmins ... Fuller

Melody Thomas Scott ... Laurie Lee (as Melody Thomas)
Elisabeth Fraser ... Atlanta Lady

Warren Munson ... Bill Menzies
Howard George ... Max Arnow
Merle Ann Taylor ... Katharine Hepburn (as Merleann Tayler)
Gypsi DeYoung ... Lucille Ball
Jo McDonnell ... Isobel

Don Keefer ... Judge
Michael Hewitson ... Ashley

DeeDee Rescher ... Phoebe (as Deedee Rescher)
Gaye Kruger ... Lorraine
Vicki Belmonte ... Jean Arthur

Sheilah Wells ... Miriam Hopkins
Jessica St. John ... Secretary
Maurice Hill ... Richard Walsh
Dan Caldwell ... Sidney Howard

Paul Kreppel ... Delivery Man

Morgan Brittany ... Vivien Leigh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gerald Berns ... Tallulah Bankhead's Escort (uncredited)
Dorothy Dells ... Myron Selznick's Secretary (uncredited)

Jean Gilpin ... Margaret Sullivan (uncredited)

Annie Potts ... Betty (uncredited)

Directed by
John Erman 
Writing credits
Garson Kanin (novel "Moviola")

William Hanley (teleplay)

Produced by
Stan Margulies .... producer
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Scharf 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
Film Editing by
Richard Bracken 
Casting by
Pat Harris 
Production Design by
Michael Baugh 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Adams 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Richard Blair .... makeup artist
Leonard Drake .... hair stylist
Production Management
Norman A. Cook .... unit production manager
George Taylor .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wes McAfee .... first assistant director
Kathy Slakey .... second assistant director
John N. Whittle .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mike Miner .... property master
Sound Department
Don Rush .... sound recordist
Sharron Miller .... sound editor (uncredited)
Randy Nite .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jim Danforth .... special effects
Frank Toro .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug J. Campbell .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Paul Caven .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gene Griffith .... grip (uncredited)
Thor Sundby .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chad Harwood .... wardrobe: men (as Chad M. Harwood)
Agnes G. Henry .... wardrobe: women
James Lapidus .... dresser: Tony Curtis (uncredited)
Music Department
Eugene Marks .... music editor
Brian L. McCarty .... music playback operator
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Mary Ann Grasso .... researcher
Kathy Thomas .... script supervisor (as Kathy Thomas Swor)
Janette M. Webb .... researcher
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War" - USA (alternative title)
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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Morgan Brittany also appears as Vivien Leigh in the film Gable and Lombard (1976).See more »
Factual errors: In the film, Carole Lombard complains about Scarlett. However, in reality, she had herself put under contract to David O. Selznick in order that she would be considered for the role.See more »
Carole Lombard:Scarletts! They're all Scarletts! We're up to our butts in Scarletts here!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of This Year's Blonde (1980) (TV)See more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Looking for Scarlett, 2 March 2012

Gone with the Wind is a movie classic from 1939.This movie tells about that movie, or more about the troubles they had in finding the female lead.The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) is a made for TV movie directed by John Erman.It's based on Garson Kanin's 1979 novel Moviola.The late great Tony Curtis does great work as David O. Selznick.Harold Gould, who actually died the same year and month as Tony did, is excellent as Louis B. Mayer.Bill Macy, who turns 90 next May, is terrific as Myron Selznick.Sharon Gless and Edward Winter are great as the Hollywood glamor couple Carole Lombard and Clark Gable.Very good work from George Furth, who plays George Cukor.Also great work from the actors playing women trying out for the role of Scarlett.Those are Barrie Youngfellow (Joan Crawford), Carrie Nye (Tallulah Bankhead) and Gwen Humble (Paulette Goddard).Clive Revill gives a great portrayal of Charlie Chaplin.Jane Kean is marvelous as Louella Parsons.Morgan Brittany is seen as Vivien Leigh.Also Melody Thomas Scott and Annie Potts are seen in the movie.This is a fascinating piece of history.I just saw from the DVD extras of Gone with the Wind about all the troubles they had in the making of that film, and especially finding the right Scarlett.This was actually one of the extras.With this movie you can dig deeper into the matter.

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