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Jun 18 2014
First Lines Club: GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) Comments (0)

Gone With the Wind

Due to a mistake in the credits, some thought the first line of the film was spoken by George Reeves (“Stuart”). The actual speaker was Fred Crane, who played “Brent” but is credited in the film as “Stuart.” Apparently, the mistake in the credits was considered too minor—yet too expensive—to fix.

Reeves went on to become TV's “Superman,” committing suicide in 1959.

Shortly before his death at 90 in 2008, Crane said, “I'm just a small shard in a giant mosaic.”

There are only four people alive known to have appeared in Gone with the Wind 75 years ago: Olivia de Havilland (turns 98 on July 1) and child actor Mickey Kuhn (81) are the only two who had speaking parts, while Patrick Curtis (75, “infant Beau”) and Greg Giese (75, “infant Bonnie”/“infant Beau”)