Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are portrayed by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).
5 Interesting Facts About Gone with the Wind.
1 – First color film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
2 – Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to be nominated for, and win, an Academy Award.
3 – At nearly four hours long, this is the longest running of all movies to win the Best Picture Academy Award.
4 – At 2 hours, 23 minutes and 32 seconds, Vivien Leigh’s performance in this movie is the longest to ever win an Academy Award.
5 – When Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying “Gone with the Wind (1939) is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history” and “I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.”
- Show date: November 11, 2017
- Admission $8
- Doors open at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00 pm
- Concessions served including snacks, refreshments, beer and wine