Gone with the Wind script
Synopsis: Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Starting with her idyllic on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

SCARLETT:

It's...it's nothing. Let's go into the house, Paw.

Mr. O'HARA

Has he been trifling with you? Has he asked you to

marry him?

SCARLETT:

No.

Mr. O'HARA

No, nor will he. I have it in strictest confidence

from John Wilkes this afternoon, Ashley is going to

marry Miss Melanie. It'll be announced tomorrow night

at the ball.

SCARLETT:

I don't believe it!

Mr. O'HARA

Here, here what are you after? Scarlett! What are you

about? Have you been making a spectacle of yourself

running about after a man who's not in love with you?

When you might have any of the bucks in the county?

SCARLETT:

I haven't been running after him, it's...it's just a

surprise that's all.

Mr. O'HARA

Now, don't be jerking your chin at me. If Ashley

wanted to marry you, it would be with misgivings, I'd

say yes. I want my girl to be happy. You'd not be

happy with him.

SCARLETT:

I would, I would.

Mr. O'HARA

What difference does it make whom you marry? So long

as he's a Southerner and thinks like you.

And when I'm gone, I leave Tara to you.

SCARLETT:

I don't want Tara, plantations don't mean anything

when...

Mr. O'HARA

Do you mean to toll me Katie Scarlett O'Hara that

Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why,

land is the only thing in the world worth working

for. Worth fighting for, worth dying for. Because

it's the only thing that lasts.

SCARLETT:

Oh, Paw, you talk like an Irishman.

Mr. O'HARA

It's proud I am that I'm Irish. And don't you be

forgetting, Missy, that you're half-Irish too. And to

anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them, why the

land they live on is like their mother. Oh, but

there, there, now, you're just a child. It'll come to

you, this love of the land. There's no getting away

from it if you're Irish.

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Sidney Howard

Sidney Coe Howard (June 26, 1891 – August 23, 1939) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925 and a posthumous Academy Award in 1940 for the screenplay for Gone with the Wind. more…

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