Gone with the Wind

Trivia: Both the massive "Search for Scarlett" campaign and Vivian Leigh's subsequent on-set "discovery" were well-orchestrated publicity stunts stage-managed by producer David Selznick. In reality, Vivian Leigh had secretly been cast from the very beginning.

Trivia: When Rhett pulls up in front of the house where Scarlett, Melanie, and Prissy are waiting, he says to the horse, "Whoa, Marse Robert!" Marse Robert was one of the nicknames of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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Trivia: Vivian Leigh was only paid a total of $15,000 for her role, for a film that earned millions.

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Factual error: Scarlett is seen walking on the main street on the way to the hospital. You can clearly see a light bulb in one of the street lights. (01:05:25)

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Rhett Butler: No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

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Question: When Scarlett visits Rhett in jail to get the $300 for taxes, can anyone speculate as to her plan? Why does she pretend to be rich when she's actually dirt poor? Why would that make her request for money more convincing? Did she plan to ask for a loan, and needed to make it appear as if she would be able to repay it in a reasonable amount of time? I read the book, but this wasn't made clear there either. Can anyone help me?

Answer: If she looked rich she could trick him into thinking she wasn't marrying him for his money.

Answer: Scarlett tries fooling Rhett that she is in love him, somehow thinking that will persuade him to give her the money. She believes if Rhett is in love with her, she can manipulate him, which is what she did with her previous two husbands and various suitors. If she appears desperate and powerless, then Rhett will have the upper hand. He sees through her scheme, however.

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