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.


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

Larry Redfield

Character mistake: When Melanie and Scarlett are talking with an (off-screen) wounded Confederate soldier, the soldier says he hasn't heard from his brother since Bull Run. Only Northerners refer to that battle as Bull Run; Southerners have always referred to it as Manassas.

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Scarlett: I can shoot straight, if I don't have to shoot too far.

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