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Film's golden year, 1939, included 'Gone With the Wind,' 'Wizard of Oz'
Film's golden year, 1939, included 'Gone With the Wind,' 'Wizard of Oz'

Hollywood has arguably never had such a remarkable year as 1939. The studios released some of its most popular and accomplished films, including the best picture Oscar winner "Gone With the Wind," the beloved musical fantasy "The Wizard of Oz" and John Ford's seminal western "Stagecoach," which turned B actor John Wayne into a major player. Ten films earned Academy Award nominations for that year's best picture. In addition to the three above titles, there were the Bette Davis tear jerker "Dark Victory," the sentimental drama "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," the romantic drama "Love Affair," the romantic comedy...

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