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The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 May 1980
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).

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

Garson Kanin (novel), William Hanley (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Barrie Youngfellow ... Joan Crawford
Carrie Nye Carrie Nye ... Tallulah Bankhead
Clive Revill ... Charlie Chaplin
Gwen Humble ... Paulette Goddard
Patricia Smith ... Louise Knight
James Ray James Ray ... Tom Adams
William Bogert ... Russell Birdwell
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Kay Brown
Joey Forman ... Walter Winchell
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Storyline

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).

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The movie was "Gone With the Wind" - the biggest movie of all time. Some actresses had stars in their eyes. Some moguls had stars on their couches. It was a game called casting. And before it was over - the intrigue would have all Hollywood guessing. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

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 »

Quotes

Clark Gable: [Miriam Hopkins has been suggested as a candidate to play Scarlett O'Hara] Miriam Hopkins, George?
George Cukor: Over my dead body.
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References The Women (1939) See more »

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A little gem of movie
24 September 2001 | by LordDudleySee all my reviews

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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