Corrected entry: During the burning of Atlanta scene, Rhett and Scarlett are escaping in a wagon. The horse stops, spooked by the fire, so Rhett throws Scarlett's shawl over the horse's eyes. The mistake is that as soon as Rhett grabs the reins, the horse throws off the shawl, and suddenly no longer is afraid of the fire.
Corrected entry: The letter which informs Scarlett of her first husband's (Charles Hamilton) death is shown in the movie as being written by Wade Hampton. In Margaret Mitchell's book, Wade Hampton was the name of Scarlett's first son, who was fathered by Charles.
Corrected entry: Prissy comes to Belle Watling's place to ask Rhett for help. They talk while he is looking out of the 2nd-floor window and she is standing in the street. When the camera points down to her from Rhett's perspective she is standing next to a streetlight that wasn't there when she came to the house.
Corrected entry: The Hays Office censors originally wanted to change the most famous line in this film. Instead of "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," they wanted to change it to "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a darn."
Corrected entry: When Scarlett is dressing for the barbecue, she's not wearing a coral necklace. When she's hurrying to get ready before her father counts to ten, there is no time for Scarlett to get a piece of jewellery. But Scarlett is wearing the necklace when she's undressing for her nap at Twelve Oaks.
Corrected entry: When in the church during the Atlanta raid, a preacher is standing saying a prayer over the wounded soldiers and a bomb blows out the stained glass window of Christ. However, in the next scene with Scarlett and the doctor, you can see the same stained glass window of Christ in the background and the part that was blown out is intact and present again.Ben's Mom
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film Scarlett's hair is rather short, reaching to her shoulders. When she dances with Rhett in Atlanta her hair is much longer, completely filling a hair net hanging a few decimeters below her shoulders. Then it goes back to being short.
Corrected entry: Melanie gives birth to Beau right before they all escape Atlanta. In the interim, they return to Tara, the war ends, Ashley comes back, Scarlett marries Mr. Kennedy and starts her lumberyard, Mr. Kennedy gets killed, Scarlett and Rhett finally hook up, and have Bonnie Blue. And yet, when we see Bonnie and Beau playing together shortly before Bonnie's death, they look to be just about the same age.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Scarlett kills the Yankee deserter on the stairs at Tara she asks Melanie for her nightgown to wrap the body. As the camera follows the nightgown to the floor and before Melanie hides behind a curtain you can see that she is wearing a flesh-colored bodysuit.
Corrected entry: When Belle Watling and Melanie talk in Belle's buggy, after she'd provided an alibi for the men, Belle says "If it'd been that Mrs. Kennedy's husband on his own, I wouldn't have [taken them in]." This makes no sense since in the prior scene Rhett told Scarlett that Frank hadn't gone with them to Belle's because he'd been shot in the head, and was lying dead on Decater Road.
Corrected entry: Scarlett's flight from Atlanta is so sudden that, as she leaves Aunt Pittypat's house, she is hatless. But a black mourning bonnet appears on her head as she and Rhett ride through the depot area. The hat remains in place through the encounter with the looters, during the fire, and as she and Rhett follow the retreating Confederate troops outside the city. In the next scene, when Rhett stops the carriage on the turn to Tara, the bonnet vanishes.
Corrected entry: In the ballroom scene, when Dr Meed is annoucing that the men must bid for the lady of their choice, there is a large flag behind him. Since this is the south, and all are Confederates, why is the flag the stars and stripes? Shouldn't it be the stars and bars? (Remember the scene when Scarlett is walking amoung all the wounded soldiers and it shows the torn flag flying above them - that's the correct flag.)
Corrected entry: If you time Melanie's pregnancy by the Civil War battles, and according to Ashley's Christmas Furlough letter, dated 23 December 1863, Melanie would have been pregnant for a total of 11 months: She gave birth right before the burning of Atlanta, which dates to November 1864.
Corrected entry: When Scarlett tries on the green bonnet that Rhett brings her from Paris she looks in the mirror and ties the bow. When she is facing the mirror after tying it, the bow is flat and wrinkled. When she turns away to show Rhett, the bow has been miraculously puffed and is perfectly even and very wide.
Corrected entry: When Scarlett is flirting with the twins at the barbecue, she is sitting on a cushion on the steps, but when she walks away the cushion is gone.