Margeret Mitchell, the author of the book, felt that Groucho would be perfect as Rhett Butler. She was ignored.
Ethel Merman's role was originally going to be a "father-in-law," and Groucho Marx was a choice to play it.
Groucho Marx was offered a role in this movie. He was tempted, but he turned it down when he learned he'd have to spend an entire winter in Rome.
Screenwriter Woody Allen wanted his childhood idol to play Dr. Fritz Fassbender.
Did you know that Groucho Marx was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)