Gone with the Wind (1939)
The 1939 Selznick International Pictures film "Gone with the Wind" is based on the best-selling novel
written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936.
of the war and it's aftermath on civilians.
Gold money is mentioned several times, "$150 in gold" for a dance and "$50 in gold" from a madam.
The actual title of the film was scrolled across the screen.
a large Georgia cotton plantation. She is having two of her boyfriends over for a visit.
2. Scarlett and friends
Scarlett's family plans to attend a party the next day at a neighboring plantation belonging
to the Wilkes family.
art and reading, besides the ordinary country pursuits of hunting and horse riding.
3. Scarlett gets bad news from her father
Scarlett's father, Gerald, tells her that Ashley intends to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton.
4. Scarlett greets Ashley
Unfortunately, Ashley's intended, Melanie Hamilton, arrives with her family.
5. Melanie arrives
Also at the party is Frank Kennedy, an older man from a plantation, and Rhett Butler, a visitor from
Charleston, South Carolina, a man who has led an adventurous life, and has a reputation with women.
6. Rhett Butler
Rhett has lived in the North and is asked about secession and war, he replies that it is not a good idea,
as the Northern states have most of the railroads and factories.
by kidding her about it.
which begins the Southern Confederate secession and the Civil War.
believe that the Confederates will win the conflict quickly, and they will be home soon.
Charles and the other men head off to war and he dies quickly of measles.
including a "Monster Bazaar" benefit for the Atlanta hospital.
7. Dr. Meade makes an announcement
Dr. Meade requests that men bid to dance with their women.
passing through a Union blockade.
8. Rhett makes his bid
"One Hundred and Fifty Dollars in Gold for Mrs. Charles Hamilton"
This is a large amount of money and Scarlett accepts although she isn't supposed to.
9. Melanie gets a contribution
Belle is the madam of a local house and offers a contribution to the hospital.
The hospital officials turned down the money due to Belle's occupation but Melanie accepts it.
10. Melanie looks at the money
It's a great deal of money, ten, twenty, thirty, fifty!
And it's not our paper money, it's gold!
11. United States $10 1850
An example of a United States ten dollar gold piece from the period.
Later she discovers that she is pregnant.
The army camps outside the city and begins firing cannon shells into it.
12. Union soldiers outside Atlanta
These soldiers are enjoying a respite from their work, playing cards and operating a still.
Rhett arrives with a coach and drives Scarlett and Melanie away from the city.
13. Rhett and Scarlett leave the city
Rhett drives the women through the country and stops near Scarlett's old plantation.
There he announces that he is going to join the Confederate Army.
14. Rhett leaves Scarlett
She drives to the plantation expecting ruins, but finds the main building still standing.
He tells her that he has some bonds and she asks him what kind.
15. Scarlett and her father
He tells her "Confederate bonds of course", she sees that her father is no longer competent to
run the ranch, and she takes over.
16. Union soldier
He asks her what she has and she replies "nothing", however she has a pistol.
17. Scarlett is waiting
He makes a move towards her and she shoots him.
18. Looking through the wallet
Scarlett finds some Union money which is still good.
19. The war is over
The war ends in April 1865 and Ashley and the surviving local soldiers return.
Scarlett needs to raise the $300 or she will lose the plantation.
20. Carpetbagger visits
He offers to buy Tara but Scarlett turns him down.
21. Rhett and major playing cards
They play with the chips that are on the table as Rhett doesn't have any cash money.
22. Scarlett meets Mr. Kennedy
Mr. Kennedy, a former soldier, has set up a store and is doing well.
Scarlett, accompanied by her servant, Mammy, meet Mr. Kennedy in front of his store.
Scarlett quickly charms him, marries him, and gets the money for the ranch.
women running businesses.
23. Melanie watches Scarlett counting money
Scarlet is holding currency notes and there are piles of coins on the table.
prop coins or tokens.
24. Mexican Revolution Sinaloa State 20 Pesos (Front)
25. Mexican Revolution Sinaloa State 20 Pesos (Back)
Ashley Wilkes and Frank Kennedy have joined a local vigilante group and Frank is killed during a raid.
26. Rhett proposes
They are married and eventually have a daughter, Bonnie.
27. Rhett teaches Bonnie how to ride
Bonnie is killed in a horse riding accident and Rhett and Scarlett drift apart.
Rhett starts drinking and becomes violent with Scarlett.
In the book Scarlett describes Rhett:
Drink and dissipation had done their work on the coin-clean profile and now it was no longer
the head of a young pagan prince on new-minted gold but a decadent, tired Caesar on copper
debased by long usage.
28. Scarlett and Rhett arguing
Scarlett and Ashley are seen in a romantic position by some women and the news gets back to Rhett.
29. Frankly my dear...
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara
Clark Gable as Rhett Butler
Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton
Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes
Thomas Mitchell as Gerald O'Hara
Hattie McDaniel as Mammy
Writers: Sidney Howard, Margaret Mitchell (novel)