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).

Chapter 1 Scarlett's Jealousy

(Tara is the beautiful homeland of Scarlett, who is

now talking with the twins, Brent and Stew, at the

door step.)

BRENT:

What do we care if we were expelled from college,

Scarlett. The war is going to start any day now so we

would have left college anyhow.

STEW:

Oh, isn't it exciting, Scarlett? You know those poor

Yankees actually want a war?

BRENT:

We'll show 'em.

SCARLETT:

Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk is

spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I

get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn't

going to be any war.

BRENT:

Not going to be any war?

STEW:

Ah, buddy, of course there's going to be a war.

SCARLETT:

If either of you boys says "war" just once again,

I'll go in the house and slam the door.

BRENT:

But Scarlett honey..

STEW:

Don't you want us to have a war?

BRENT:

Wait a minute, Scarlett...

STEW:

We'll talk about this...

BRENT:

No please, we'll do anything you say...

SCARLETT:

Well-

but remember I warned you.

BRENT:

I've got an idea. We'll talk about the barbecue the

Wilkes are giving over at Twelve Oaks tomorrow.

STEW:

That's a good idea. You're eating barbecue with us,

aren't you, Scarlett?

SCARLETT:

Well, I hadn't thought about that yet, I'll...I'll

think about that tomorrow.

STEW:

And we want all your waltzes, there's first Brent,

then me, then Brent, then me again, then Saul.

Promise?

SCARLETT:

I just love to.

STEW:

Yahoo!

SCARLETT:

If only ..if only I didn't have every one of them

taken already.

BRENT:

Honey, you can't do that to us.

STEW:

How about if we tell you a secret?

SCARLETT:

Secret? Who by?

BRENT:

Well, you know Miss Melanie Hamilton, from Atlanta?

STEW:

Ashley Wilkes' cousin? Well she's visiting the Wilkes

at Twelve Oaks.

SCARLETT:

Melanie Hamilton, that goody-goody. Who wants no

secret about her.

BRENT:

Well, anyway we heard...

STEW:

That is, they say..

BRENT:

Ashley Wilkes is going to marry her.

STEW:

You know the Wilkes always marry their cousins. BRENT

Now do we get those waltzes?

SCARLETT:

Of course.

BRENT:

Yahoo!

SCARLETT:

It can't be true...Ashley loves me.

STEW:

Scarlett!

(Scarlett couldn't accept the fact of Ashley's

marriage, she rushes to find her father. Mr. O'Hara

is just back from a ride.)

Mr. O'HARA

(To his horse) There's none in the county can touch

you, and none in the state.

SCARLETT:

Paw? How proud of yourself you are!

Mr. O'HARA

Well, it is Scarlett O'Hara. So, you've been spying

on me. And like your sister Sue Ellen, you'll be

telling your mother on me, that I was jumping again.

SCARLETT:

Oh, Paw, you know I'm no 'tattle like Sue Ellen. But

it does seem to me that after you broke your knee

last year jumping that same fence......

Mr. O'HARA

I'll not have me own daughter telling me what I shall

jump and not jump. It's my own neck, so it is.

SCARLETT:

All right Paw, you jump what you please. How are they

all over at Twelve Oaks?

Mr. O'HARA

The Wilkes? Oh, what you expect, with the barbecue

tomorrow and talking, nothing but war...

SCARLETT:

Oh bother the war....was there, was there anyone else

there?

Mr. O'HARA

Oh, their cousin Melanie Hamilton from Atlanta. And

her brother Charles. SCARLETT

Melanie Hamilton. She's a pale-faced mealy-mouthed

ninny and I hate her.

Mr. O'HARA

Ashley Wilkes doesn't think so.

SCARLETT:

Ashley Wilkes couldn't like anyone like her.

Mr. O'HARA

What's your interest in Ashley and Miss Melanie?

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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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