Georgia, 1861. Petulant, spoiled Scarlett O'Hara (Leigh) holds a candle for the dashing Ashley (Howard), so when the announcement of his engagement to his cousin Melanie is greeted with pouty frustration, the enigmatic Rhett Butler seems a worthy second choice. But, slowly, inexorably, the drums of war are beginning to beat...
Ginormous in both scale and emotional wallop, MGM's epic is still a cinematic event to be savoured.
Reviewed by Ian Freer
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