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Director:
Writers:
Garson Kanin (novel)
William Hanley (teleplay)
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Release Date:
19 May 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
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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A little gem of movie See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (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

Dee Dee 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)
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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
Travilla 
 
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
Wesley J. McAfee .... first assistant director (as Wes McAfee)
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)
 
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
 
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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
Morgan Brittany also appears as Vivien Leigh in the film Gable and Lombard (1976).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Joan Crawford was never seriously considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara. Her period film, The Gorgeous Hussy (1936), had just flopped, and it was felt she could not do a period film successfully.See more »
Quotes:
Joan Crawford:[Watching the party] This is giving me the willies. I haven't seen so many phoney smiles since the losers of the last Academy Awards.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Modern Times (1936)See more »

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36 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
A little gem of movie, 24 September 2001
Author: mishoop from Virginia

The search for the actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind was a national phenomenon. This TV movie gives a marvelously entertaining depiction of that search. Casting of the stars is very clever, using both well known TV stars as well as unknowns in the various roles. Sharon Gless and Carrie Nye are wonderfully funny as Carole Lombard and Tallulah Bankhead, Barrie Youngfellow shines as Joan Crawford, and Tony Curtis makes an admirable David O. Selznick. Casting Morgan Brittany as Vivien Leigh and having her appear only at the very end of the film for maximum effect was inspired. An excellent slice of Hollywood lore.

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