gone with the wind cast

Gone with the Wind had an absolutely stellar cast, and as I have discussed with many a fellow film fan, it is a great launching pad for anyone to delve into classic films. You can start with any of the four leads–Leigh, Gable, de Havilland, Howard–and start diving into their films and you are awash with classic film fabulousness.

And for many of these players, it wasn’t their first time sharing the screen. Let’s see who Clark Gable met up with elsewhere:

Clark and Laura Hope Crews (Aunt Pittypat) also co-starred in Idiot’s Delight (1939), which they made just prior to GWTW.

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Clark also previously shared the screen with Hattie McDaniel (Mammy), who played Jean Harlow’s sassy maid in both China Seas (1935) and  Saratoga (1937).

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In A Free Soul (1931), (SPOILER ALERT) Leslie Howard (Ashley) ends up killing Clark, all for the love of Norma Shearer.

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Ward Bond (Yankee Captain) was uncredited as a bus driver in It Happened One Night (1934).

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Thomas Mitchell (Gerald O’Hara) and Clark were pals in real life, and he was Clark’s sidekick in Adventure (1945).

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Harry Davenport (Dr. Meade) also played a doctor in Adventure (1945).  (Random fact: he was yet again a doctor in the Carole Lombard film Made For Each Other (1939)!)clark gable harry davenport adventure


…and director Victor Fleming, one of Clark’s closest friends, also directed him in Red Dust (1932), The White Sister (1933), Test Pilot (1938) and Adventure (1945).

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