Hedy tended to be nervous while shooting pictures. At the end of the first days shooting (Comrade X), Gable noticed Hedy’s nervousness, took her hand and said, “You’re doing great kid. You’re gonna knock ‘em dead.”
Behind the scenes on Gone with the wind.
film meme» nine male characters [2/9]: Rhett Butler
"Baby, my heart is burning for you like Atlanta."
Played by Clark Gable In Gone With The Wind (1939)
Here’s a man who admires a woman of character, even if she’s so clueless she lusts after some dweeb instead of spotting that this hunk is into her. A self-made man, he shows a remarkable – and commendable – contempt for the strict social mores of the Deep South, and real drive and commitment in whatever he does, whether it’s smuggling or soldiering. He also has a very good voice, deals well with fainting fits and says things like, “You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how”. As mottoes to live by go, we’ve heard considerably worse.
Moment of hotness Carrying Scarlett upstairs, despite her (rather half-hearted) protestations, for a bit of slap-and-tickle. Or possibly Scrabble; the camera politely cuts away so we can’t be sure.
Any drawbacks? Even he has his limits: years of marrying others – and him – for money while being in love with a drip may kill his affections. [x]
"If the novel has a theme it is that of survival. What makes some people able to come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong and brave, go under? It happens in every upheaval. Some people survive; others don’t. What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those who go under…? I only know that the survivors used to call that quality ‘gumption.’ So I wrote about the people who had gumption and the people who didn’t.” — Margaret Mitchell, 1936
Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in Hold Your Man (Sam Wood, 1933)
Scarlett and Rhett.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Clark Gable photographed by George Hurrell, ca. 1932.
"You should die of shame to leave me here alone and helpless!"
Rhett Butler + clothes