FRED Watch Episode 24: Gone With the Wind (1939)

SCARLETT FEVER!

Selznick International Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Loew’s Inc.

In celebration of its eightieth anniversary, Wayne introduces Phillip to one of cinema’s most significant productions, Gone With the Wind (1939).

The boys discuss the film in context as well as through a contemporary lens. But does Victor Fleming’s epic romantic melodrama hold up enough to still blow audiences away eight decades later?

 

Listen to their review here:

 

Check out the trailer:

Starring: At Tara: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Fred Crane, Hattie McDaniel, Oscar Polk, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Everett Brown; At Twelve Oaks: Howard Hickman, Alicia Rhett, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Rand Brooks, Carroll Nye, Clark Gable; In Atlanta: Laura Hope Crews, Eddie Anderson, Harry Davenport, Leona Roberts, Jane Darwell, Ona Munson; Minor supporting roles: Paul Hurst, Cammie King Conlon, J. M. Kerrigan, Jackie Moran, Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Marcella Martin, Mickey Kuhn, Irving Bacon, William Bakewell, Isabel Jewell, Eric Linden, Ward Bond, Cliff Edwards, Yakima Canutt, Louis Jean Heydt, Olin Howland, Robert Elliott, Mary Anderson.

Director: Victor Fleming | Producer: David O. Selznick | Writer: Sidney Howard (based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell) | Music: Max Steiner | Cinematographer: Ernest Haller | Editors: Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom

 

Available: YouTube and GooglePlay.

Let us know what you thought of this film in the comments!

 

You’ve just experienced FRED Watch.


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