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October 1988 (USA) See more »
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This is a documentary that revisits the making of Gone with the Wind with Archival footage, screen tests, insightful interviews and rare film footage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice)
L. Jeffrey Selznick ... David O. Selznick (voice)
David O. Selznick ... Himself - Producer of 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Irene Mayer Selznick ... Herself - Wife of David O. Selznick (archive footage)

William A. Wellman ... Himself - Director of 'A Star Is Born' (archive footage) (as William Wellman)
Marcella Rabwin ... Herself - Executive Assistant to David O. Selznick
Katherine Brown ... Herself - Eastern Story Editor for David O. Selznick (as Kay Brown Barrett)

George Cukor ... Himself - Starting Director of 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage) (1968)
Margaret Mitchell ... Herself - Author of 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Jimmy Fidler ... Himself - Radio Broadcaster (archive footage) (voice)
Silvia Shulman Lardner ... Herself - Secretary to David O. Selznick (as Silvia Schulman Lardner)

Tallulah Bankhead ... Herself - Actress Testing for Scarlett (archive footage)

Susan Hayward ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)
Margaret Tallichet ... Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)
Frances Dee ... Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)
Mary Ray ... Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)

Lana Turner ... Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)

Paulette Goddard ... Herself - Actress Testing for Scarlett (archive footage)

Anita Louise ... Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Himself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)

Norma Shearer ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)
Madeleine Carroll ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)

Ronald Colman ... Actor in a film clip (archive footage)
Arthur Fellows ... Himself - Assistant to George Cukor
Edith Marrener ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)

Dorothy Jordan ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)
Linda Watkins ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)
Frances Fuller ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)
Andrea Leeds ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)
Jean Kent ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)

Anne Shirley ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)

Marsha Hunt ... Herself - Actress Testing as Melanie (archive footage)

Bette Davis ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)

Henry Fonda ... Actor in a film clip (archive footage)

Carole Lombard ... Herself - Attending Premiere with Clark Gable (archive footage)
Jeffrey Lynn ... Himself - Actor Testing as Ashley (archive footage)

Katharine Hepburn ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)

Melvyn Douglas ... Himself - Actor Testing as Ashley (archive footage)

Charles Chaplin ... Himself - In Clip with Paulette Goddard (archive footage)

Vivien Leigh ... Herself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Flora Robson ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)
Raymond A. Klune ... Himself - Production Manager in 'Gone with the Wind' (as Ray Klune)
Harry L. Wolf ... Himself - Assistant Cameraman in 'Gone with the Wind' (as Harry Wolf)

Joan Bennett ... Herself - Actress Testing for Scarlett (archive footage)

Jean Arthur ... Herself - Actress Testing for Scarlett (archive footage)
Hattie Noel ... Herself - Actress Testing as Mammy (archive footage)

Hattie McDaniel ... Herself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)

Leslie Howard ... Himself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)

Olivia de Havilland ... Herself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Laura Hope Crews ... Herself - Actress in Color Test (archive footage)
Ona Munson ... Actress in a film clip (archive footage)

Ann Rutherford ... Herself - Actress in 'Gone with the Wind'

Evelyn Keyes ... Herself - Actress in 'Gone with the Wind'

Butterfly McQueen ... Herself - Actress in 'Gone with the Wind'
Sunny Lash ... Herself - Secretary and Friend to Vivien Leigh
Ben Hecht ... Himself - Writer (archive footage)
William Cameron Menzies ... Himself - Recipient of a Special Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)
Arthur E. Arling ... Himself - Camera Operator (as Arthur Arling)
Johnny Albright ... Himself - Extra in 'Gone with the Wind'
Douglass Montgomery ... Himself - Actor Testing as Ashley (archive footage)
James E. Newcom ... Himself - Associate Film Editor in 'Gone with the Wind' (as James Newcom)
Hal C. Kern ... Himself - Recipient of the Best Editing Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage) (as Hal Kern)
William Erickson ... Himself - Preview Audience Member (as William Ericson)
Will Hays ... Himself - President of The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association (MPPDA) (archive footage)
Joseph Breen ... Himself - Director of the Production Code Administraton (PCA) (archive footage) (as Joe Breen)
William Hartsfield ... Himself - Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (archive footage)
Walter Wanger ... Himself - President of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (archive footage)
Ernest Haller ... Himself - Recipient of the Best Color Cinematography Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)
Ray Rennahan ... Himself - Recipient of the Best Color Cinematography Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)
Lyle R. Wheeler ... Himself - Recipient of the Best Interior Decorations Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage) (as Lyle Wheeler)

Bob Hope ... Himself - Emcee of the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)
Sinclair Lewis ... Presenter of the Best Screen Adaptation Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)

Mervyn LeRoy ... Presenter of the Best Director Oscar to Victor Fleming at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)
Victor Fleming ... Himself (archive footage)
Fay Bainter ... Presenter of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Hattie McDaniel at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)

Spencer Tracy ... Presenter of the Best Actress Oscar to Vivien Leigh at the 12th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony (archive footage)
Alice Backes ... Voice Recreation (voice)
Jane Barbe ... Recreated Voice: Margaret Mitchell (voice)

Robert Easton ... Voice Recreation (voice)
Alexandra Kenworthy ... Voice Recreation (voice)
Richard Klinger ... Voice Recreation (voice)
Bill LaBorde ... Voice Recreation (voice)
Robert Towers ... Voice Recreation (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Landau ... Herself

Louis B. Mayer ... Himself - Head of MGM (archive footage)
Oscar Polk ... Himself - Cast Member in 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Phillip Roth ... Himself
John Hay Whitney ... Himself - Board Chairman of Selznick International (archive footage) (as Jock Whitney)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Hinton 
 
Writing credits
David Thomson (written by)

Produced by
Daniel Selznick .... executive producer (as Daniel Mayer Selznick)
L. Jeffrey Selznick .... executive producer
L. Jeffrey Selznick .... producer
Jonathan Wickham .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Glenn Roland (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bobby Jones 
 
Set Decoration by
Gregg Lacy 
 
Production Management
Phyllis Coffey .... production manager
Roger Mayer .... executive in charge of production (as Roger L. Mayer)
Lee Miles .... unit manager
Robert J. Wussler .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Bruce Bisenz .... production sound
Steve Davis .... sound
Michael Filosa .... sound
Kathy Gray .... sound
Charles Humbard .... sound editor (as Charles R. Humbard)
Carl Maduri .... sound
Jim Wile .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Frederike Gravenstein .... special visual effects (as Frederika Gravenstein)
Kerry Kenemer .... special visual effects
Barbara Smith .... special visual effects
Darryl Vance .... special visual effects
Joe White .... special visual effects
 
Editorial Department
David Bernstein .... telecine colorist
Jimmy Blyth .... associate editor
Steve Carlisle .... post-production coordinator
Jennifer Chambers .... post-production assistant
William J. Crow .... associate on-line editor
Allyn Florini .... post-production assistant
Thomas G. Francell .... assistant editor
Tom Gallagher .... post-production assistant
Mike Grable .... associate on-line editor
Melissa Jacobus .... post-production assistant
Emily Martin .... post-production assistant
Debbie McMinn .... post-production assistant
J. Churchill Morgan .... on-line editor
Richard Parker .... ultimatte operator
 
Music Department
Greg Crawford .... music editor
Max Steiner .... conductor: "Gone with the Wind" original music recordings
Max Steiner .... music by: "Gone with the Wind" original music recordings
 
Other crew
Paul H. Anderson .... archival materials courtesy of: The Margaret Mitchell Estate Executor
Miles Barth .... photographic researcher
Jimmy Blyth .... animatics stand operator
Frank Bresee .... producer: voice recreations
Frank Bresee .... sound archival researcher
Herb Bridges .... archival materials courtesy of
Debbie Brown .... secretary to producer
Mrs. Sally Fleming Burchell .... archival materials courtesy of
Judy Cameron .... archival materials courtesy of
Judy Cameron .... photographic researcher
Pete Comandini .... technical consultant (as Pete Comendini)
Mary Corliss .... photographic researcher
Phil Crossley .... film researcher: U.K.
Yvette Curran .... archival materials courtesy of
Betsey Maria Cushing Roosevelt .... archival materials courtesy of (as Mrs. John Hay Whitney)
Charles Eaton .... special technical assistant
Simon Elmes .... archival materials courtesy of: BBC Radio Archives
Jimmy Fidler .... archival materials courtesy of
Harry K. Garvin .... archival researcher (as Harry Garvin)
Herbert Gehr .... archival materials courtesy of: Life Magazine
Gary Gibich .... film researcher
Jim Gilson .... duplication supervisor
Sherman Grinberg .... archival materials courtesy of
Susan Oman Gross .... business affairs
Ron Haver .... archival materials courtesy of (as Ronald D. Haver)
Ron Haver .... photographic researcher
Randy Horenstein .... special technical assistant
Maggie Howard .... archival materials courtesy of
Ricki Huff .... secretary to producer
Philip Jenkinson .... film researcher: U.K. (as Phillip Jenkinson)
Eric Jerstad .... film researcher
Marion Johnson .... archival materials courtesy of
Judith Kass .... photographic researcher
Tomi L. Katz .... production assistant (as Tomi Katz)
Shannon Kelley .... archival research
Raymond A. Klune .... archival materials courtesy of (as Ray Klune)
Wilbur Kurtz Jr. .... archival materials courtesy of
Sunny Lash .... archival materials courtesy of
Steve Lee .... archival research
Mary Mallory .... photographic researcher
Howard Mandelbaum .... photographic researcher
Dick May .... film liaison services
Barbra Paskin .... archival materials courtesy of: BBC Radio Archives
Kiawii Russell .... special assistant to producer
Kiawii Russell .... still photo coordinator
Maya Yardney Ryan .... sound archival researcher
Eric Schaefer .... archival research
Jeff Sconce .... archival research
John Sergeant .... archival research: U.K.
John Sergeant .... photographic researcher: U.K.
Jerry Solowitz .... film liaison services
Peter Stackpole .... archival materials courtesy of: Time Magazine
King Thackston .... special playing cards
William J. Tomkin .... archival materials courtesy of: The Fred Parrish Collection (as William Tompkin)
William J. Tomkin .... liaison: Selznick personnel (as William Tompkin)
Andrew Velcoff .... business affairs
Hugo Vickers .... archival research: U.K.
Ken Wagner .... financial administrator
Marc Wanamaker .... photographic researcher (as Marc Wannamaker)
Wilma Wilcox .... archival materials courtesy of: The Weegee Collection Curator
Jim Wile .... special technical assistant
Susan Winniford-Tatro .... secretary to producer
David Wolaver .... special technical assistant
Karen Wyatt .... film researcher
Michael Yakaitis .... film researcher
John Yancey .... animatics stand operator
 
Thanks
Charles Bell .... the producers wish to express their appreciation to: Selznick Archives materials
Suzanne Farrington .... the producers wish to express their appreciation for use of her family's personal films (as Suzanne Holman Farrington)
Prentiss Moore .... the producers wish to express their appreciation to: Selznick Archives materials
Decherd Turner .... the producers wish to express their appreciation to: Selznick Archives materials
 

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Olivia de Havilland did not take part in this documentary due to her not wishing to be involved in any of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Gone with the Wind (1939).See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Superb Explanation of The Wind ****, 3 July 2006
Author: edwagreen from United States

Outstanding documentary dealing with the trials and tribulations of making this 1939 monumental pictures.

There were plenty of problems in production, casting,etc. Who knew that Paulette Goddard came so close to playing Scarlett O'Hara or that Jeffrey Lynn was so inadequate in the role of Ashley Wilkes?

Made at the time that Hitler and Mussolini were menacing Europe, there is plenty of backstage gossip.

David O. Selznick was a brilliant producer. His on screen disagreements with famed director George Cukor led to the latter leaving the film.

The writing of Margaret Mitchell's classic book for motion picture viewing was memorably discussed.

It was wonderful seeing many of the cast members participate in this wonderful documentary.

Hattie McDaniel's supporting Oscar's acceptance speech must serve as an inspiration to us all. Like so many in the memorable cast, she left us way too young.

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