Gone with the Wind (1939) directed by Victor Fleming
“Gone with the Wind” is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adaptation from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer winning novel directed by Victor Fleming and produced by David O. Selznick. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’ Hara (Vivian Leigh), and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Haviland), and her marriage to Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the story of this epic masterpiece is told from the perspective of this white Southerner belle called Scarlet O’ Hara.
After the funeral of Scarlett’s second husband Rhett proposed to her with mock sincerity and a hint of sexual seductiveness asking her to marry him and have the option of trying someone different:
Rhett: “You’ve been married to a boy and an old man. Why not try a husband of the right age, with a way with women?”
Scarlett: “You’re a fool, Rhett Butler, when you know I shall always love another man.”
Rhett: “Stop it. You hear me, Scarlett, stop it! No more of that talk.”
Grabbing her he bullied her into kissing him.
Scarlett: “Don’t, I shall faint!” he responded before kissing her again:
Rhett: “I want you to faint. This is what you were meant for. None of the fools you’ve ever known have kissed you like this, have they? Your Charles or your Frank or your stupid Ashley.”