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.