February 29th, 2012: Gone With The Wind (1939)

Cast and Crew:  Victor Fleming (Director); David O. Selznick (Producer); Sidney Howard (Screenplay); Margaret Mitchell (Novel); Max Steiner (Music); Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen

What It’s About: The American Civil War serves as a backdrop for romance between two cantankerous lovers.

Why Watch it Today?: Hattie McDaniel won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress on this date in 1940. McDaniel was the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award, a distinction she held for 51 years.

Where to Get It: Amazon Instant Video or iTunes, Netflix (Rental Only) or your local library.

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One comment on “February 29th, 2012: Gone With The Wind (1939)

  1. shmoo says:

    I would like to see a reunion remake of Gone with the Wind, 60 years after the original, especially including dead cast and crew.

    Also, I’m pretty sure McDaniel is still the first African-American actress to win an Oscar.

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