Scarlett Met Rhett
SCARLETT: Don't you, don't you want to marry me?
ASHLEY: I'm going to marry Melanie.
SCARLETT: But you can't, not if you care for me.
ASHLEY: Oh my dear, why must you make me say things that will hurt you? How can I make you understand? You're so young and I'm thinking, you don't know what marriage means.
SCARLETT: I know I love you and I want to be your wife. You don't love Melanie.
ASHLEY: She's like me, Scarlett. She's part of my blood, we understand each other.
SCARLETT: But you love me!
ASHLEY: How could I help loving you? You have all the passion for life that I lack. But that kind of love isn't enough to make a successful marriage for two people who are as different as we are.
SCARLETT: Why don't you say it, you coward? You're afraid to marry me. You'd rather live with that silly little fool who can't open her mouth except to say "yes", "no", and raise a houseful of mealy-mouthed brats just like her!
ASHLEY: You mustn't say things like that about Melanie.
SCARLETT: Who are you to tell me I mustn't? You led me on, you made me believe you wanted to marry me!
ASHLEY: Now Scarlett, be fair. I never at any time...
SCARLETT: You did, it's true, you did! I'll hate you till I die! I can't think of anything bad enough to call you... (Ashley leaves. Scarlett throws a vase to the wall in anger. The crashing of the vase startles
Rhett Butler. He rises up from the couch in a dark corner of the room.)
RHETT: Has the war started?
SCARLETT: Sir, you...you should have made your presence known.
RHETT: In the middle of that beautiful love scene? That wouldn't have been very tactful, would it? But don't worry. Your secret is safe with me.
SCARLETT: Sir, you are no gentleman.
RHETT: And you miss are no lady. Don't think that I hold that against you. Ladies have never held any charm for me.
SCARLETT: First you take a low, common advantage of me, then you insult me!
RHETT: I meant it as a compliment. And I hope to see more of you when you're free of the spell of the elegant Mr. Wilkes. He doesn't strike me as half good enough for a girl of your...what was it...your passion for living?
SCARLETT How dare you! You aren't fit to wipe his boot!
RHETT: And you were going to hate him for the rest of your life.
Bidding for Scarlett
DR. MEADE: Don't be ^bashful, gentlemen! MAN1: Twenty dollars! Twenty
dollars for Miss May belle Merryweather.
MAN2: Twenty five dollars for Miss Fanny Ossing!
DR. MEADE: Only twenty five dollars to give.
RHETT: One hundred and fifty dollars in gold.
DR. MEADE: For what lady, sir?
RHETT: For Mrs. Charles Hamilton.
DR. MEADE: For whom, sir?
RHETT: Mrs. Charles Hamilton.
DR. MEADE: Mrs. Hamilton is in mourning, Captain Butler. But I'm
sure any of our Atlanta belles would be proud to.
RHETT: But talk to me. I said Mrs. Charles Hamilton.
DR. MEADE: She will not consider it, sir. (Flame in Scarlett's eyes.)
SCARLETT: Oh, yes, I will.
(Scarlett squeezes through the crowd to Butler. They go dancing.)
You Need Kissing Badly
Rhett, I really can't go on accepting these gifts.
Though you are awfully kind.
I'm not kind, I'm just tempting you. I never give
anything without expecting something in return. I
always get paid.
If you think I'll marry you just to pay for the
bonnet, I won't.
Don't flatter yourself, I'm not a marrying man.
Well, I won't kiss you for it, either.
Open your eyes and look at me. No, I don't think I
will kiss you. Although you need kissing badly.
That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed,
and often, and by someone who knows how.
And I suppose that you think that you are the proper
I might be, if the right moment ever came.
You're a conceited, black- hearted varmint, Rhett
Butler, and I don't know why I let you come and see
I'll tell you why, Scarlett. Because I'm the only man
over sixteen and under sixty who's around to show you
a good time.
Leaving for Battle
Oh Rhett, please don't go. You can't leave me,
please, I'll never forgive you.
I'm not asking you to forgive me. I'll never
understand or forgive myself. And if a bullet gets
me, so help me, I'll laugh at myself for being an
idiot. But there's one thing that I do know. And that
is I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you and me and
the whole silly world going to pieces around us, I
love you. Because we're alike. Bad lots, both of us.
Selfish and shrewd. But able to look things in the
eyes and call them by their right names.
Don't hold me like that.
Scarlett, look at me. I love you more than I've ever
loved any woman. And I've waited longer for you than
I've ever waited for any woman.
(Butler is pressing his lips onto Scarlett's.)
Let me alone!
Here's a soldier of the South that loves you,
Scarlett. Wants to feel your arms around him, wants
to carry the memory of your kisses into battle with
him. Never mind about loving me. You're a woman who's
sending a soldier to his death with a beautiful
memory. Scarlett, kiss me, kiss me, once.
You're a low-down, cowardly, nasty thing, you! They
were right. Everybody was right, you, you aren't a
A minor point at such a moment. Here, if anyone lays
a hand on that nag, shoot him. But don't make a
mistake and shoot the nag.
Oh, go on. I want you to go. I hope a cannonball
lands slap on you, I hope you're blown into a million
Never mind the rest, I follow your general idea. And
when I'm dead on the order of my country, I hope your
conscience heard you. Good-bye Scarlett.
Scarlett, can it be possible that...
Can what be possible, Rhett?
That you've grown a woman's heart? A real woman's
I have Rhett. I know I have.
You know it's worth being in jail just to hear you
say that.It's well worth it.
(Rhett grasps Scarlett's hands. And suddenly, he
reads the callous skin of her hands. This is a pair
of hard-working hands.)
You can drop the moonlight and 'magnolia, Scarlett.
So things have been going well at tara, have they?
What have you been doing with your hands?
It's just that, I went riding last week without my
These don't belong to a lady, you've been working
with them like a field hand. Why did you lie to me,
and what are you really up to?
In another minute, I'd almost believed you'd cared
But I do care!
Suppose we get down to the truth. You want something
from me and you want it badly enough to put on quite
a show on your velvets. What is it, money?
I want three hundred dollars to pay the taxes on
Tara. Oh Rhett, I did lie to you when I said
everything was all right. Things are just as bad as
they possibly could be. And you've got millions,
What collateral are you offering?
My ear bobs...
Mortgage on Tara...
What would I do with a farm?
You wouldn't lose, I'd pay you back after next year's
Not good enough. Have you nothing better?
You once said you loved me. If you still love me,
You haven't forgotten that I'm not a marrying man.
No. I haven't forgotten.
You're not worth three hundred dollars. You'll never
mean anything but misery to any man.
Go on, insult me, I don't care what you say, only
give me the money! I won't let Tara go, I can't let
it go while there's a breath left in my body. Oh,
Rhett, won't you please give me the money?
I couldn't give you the money if I wanted to. My
funds are in Liverpool, not in Atlanta. If I tried
drawing a draft, the Yankees would be on me like a
duck on a junebug. So you see my dear, you've abased
yourself to no purpose. Stop it! You want the Yankees
to see like this?
Take your hands off me, you dunk! You know what I am
going to say before I started. You knew you wouldn't
lend me the money and yet, and yet, you let me go on.
I enjoyed hearing what you had to say. Cheer up, you
can come to my hanging and I'll remember you in my
I'll come to your hanging. The only thing I'm afraid
of is they won't hang you in time to pay the taxes on
Frankly My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn
Rhett! If you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
I can't let him go. I can't. There must be some way
to bring him back. Oh, I can't think about that now.
I'll go crazy if I do, I...I'll think about it
tomorrow. I must think about it. I must think about
it. What is there to do? What is there that matters?
(The words other father and Ashley thunder in her
You mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara
doesn't mean anything to you? That land is the only
thing that matters. It's the only thing that lasts.
Something you love better than me, though you may not
Tara, it's this from where you get your strength.
Tara, the red earth of Tara.
That land's the only thing that matters, it's the
only thing that lasts.
Something you love better than me, though you may not
know it, Tara.
...From which you get your strength...
... the red earth of Tara.
Lands the only thing that matters...
something you love better than me...
Mr. O'HARA plus ASHLEY
...the red earth of Tara...Tara!... Tara!... Tara!