Things you never knew about Gone With The Wind

[post_page_title]Protecting his image[/post_page_title]
Clark Gable was really against crying on screen, even after his character had lost his baby. Worried that sniveling and sobbing on camera would ruin his image, Gable resisted the direction to cry for as long as possible.

Protecting his image

As a compromise, the director, Fleming, agreed to shoot two scenes, one with Gable crying and the other with the actor’s back to the camera. Fleming had to convince Gable that his character, Rhett wouldn’t be seen as weak because the audience could empathize with him losing his child.

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