Gone With The Wind - Classic Films
Winner of eight Academy Awards (plus two special achievement Oscars) and still history’s all-time domestic box-office champion ($1.5 billion), Gone With The Wind has long been considered the most celebrated motion picture of all-time. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel star in this classic epic of the American South. On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh, in her Oscar-winning role) has everything she could want—except Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). But as the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life. Through everything, she longs for Ashley, seemingly unaware that she is already married to the man she really loves (Gable)—and who truly loves her—until she finally drives him away. Only then does Scarlett realize what she has lost...and decide to win him back. Inarguably, one of the greatest American films ever made, it should also be noted that "Best Supporting Actress" winner, Hattie McDaniel, became the first African-American actor to ever win an Oscar.