Oh my … great balls of fire. We were sort of on a mission to watch this, having probably missed a dozen references to it for every one we were aware of. It definitely exposed me as a damn yankee, totally unable to call up any sentimentality for the grand days of the old south. The movie has its moments, and if you can imagine what a spectacle it must have been in 1939 it helps ease the pangs of melodramatic dispepsia. I certainly recognized many things that have woven their way into our culture from this movie, and now at last I’ve seen it and never have to see it again!
Referred by Peter Gould