From sweet to silly, some of the more memorable big-screen engagement scenes.
“Gone With the Wind” (1939) Rhett Butler was never a subtle sort. That’s why he gets down on one knee and insists that a drunken Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) should become his wife — shortly after the funeral of her second husband, mind you — in this sweeping Civil War saga to end all sweeping Civil War sagas. When Scarlett refuses, Rhett (Clark Gable) responds by smothering her with a smoldering kiss: “I want you to faint. It’s what you were meant for. None of the fools you’ve ever known have ever kissed you like this, have they?” Well, what woman could say no to that? Turner Entertainment Buy Photo