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.