Cinema: Best of the Half-Century

What was the best movie of the half-century? Who was the best actor, actress, producer, director? Hollywood's Daily Variety asked the opinions of some 200 men & women who have worked in the film industry for at least 25 years. Last week the results were in.

Best alltime film: 1939's Gone With the Wind (which was also one of the best at the box office with a $33 million gross). Best actor: Charlie Chaplin. Best actress: Greta Garbo.

Best director: the late David Wark Griffith.

Best producer: MGM's late Production Boss Irving Thalberg.

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