Are We There Yet?
Gone With The Wind was a hit from the beginning, even scoring high points with the first test run in Riverside, California in September 1939. The audience adored the film but they had to practice patience just to get through it, having already sat through two hours of another movie at the hands of producer David O. Selznick.
After enduring the opening act, the dedicated audience then sat through the 4 1/2 hour-long exclusive viewing of Gone With The Wind. Unfortunately, the version they saw had a different ending that did not include the highly anticipated expletive from Rhett Butler. Though enthralled with the film, the audience missed out on being the first audience to witness Rhett’s controversial foul mouth.