The epic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" captures the Old South in its final moments of grandeur, just before it was lost forever to the horrors of the Civil War. The film captivates, with characters ranging from Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara to the rebellious Rhett Butler, who is one of the first to recognize that the Confederacy is fighting a losing battle. Take our quiz to see how much you know about one of the biggest box office success stories of all time.
True or false: "Gone with the Wind" won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1939.
Here's a testament to how good the film really is... it picked up the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1940, following one of the greatest years ever for movies. To win the award, the film had to beat out such classics as "Stagecoach," Wuthering Heights," "Dark Victory," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and a little picture called "The Wizard of Oz."
Devastated over Ashley's engagement to Melanie, Scarlett agrees to marry Melanie's brother, Charles Hamilton. He soon dies of the measles while serving in the military, leaving Scarlett a widow in mourning.
Scarlett is not above marrying a man she doesn't love to improve her position in life. She marries Suellen's beau, Frank Kennedy, because he has money and she needs to pay the taxes to save her beloved Tara.
What does Scarlett use to make her infamous green dress?
Hoping that Rhett will loan her the money to save Tara, Scarlett transforms the drapes at Tara into a dress. She visits Rhett while he is in prison, but his money is tied up in England, so he can't help her.
Who dies during a Yankee raid after Scarlett is attacked?
Scarlett becomes a widow once more after Frank Kennedy dies during a Yankee raid. Ashley and the other men are saved from arrest by Rhett, who pretends that the group was drinking at the local brothel rather than participating in a vigilante attack.
Hattie McDaniel won an Oscar for playing which role in the film?
Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award when she picked up the Best Supporting Actress award for playing Mammy. She was prohibited from attending the premiere of the film because of her race, and had to sit at a table by herself at the Oscars.
True or false: The film is one of the biggest box-office successes of all time.
At a time when many big movies cost around $1 million to make, "Gone with the Wind" cost about $4 million. It went on to make $32 million at the box office and remains one of the most successful films of all time.
Melanie dies while pregnant with her second child and asks Scarlett to take care of Ashley and her son. Rhett tells Scarlett that now Ashley is free to be with her, but Scarlett decides that she only wants Rhett. Frankly, he doesn't give a damn.
True or false: Scarlett and Rhett get back together in the end.
Sorry folks, there's no happily ever after here. Rhett leaves Scarlett and moves on at the end of the novel. If you need to see what happens next, Mitchell's family authorized a sequel called "Scarlett," which was published in 1991 by Alexandra Ripley.