A Tale of Two Cities


Release Date 1935-12-27
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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities is a 1935 film based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities. The film stars Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton, Donald Woods and Elizabeth Allan. The supporting players include Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka, and Edna May Oliver. It was directed by Jack Conway from a screenplay by W. P. Lipscomb and S. N. Behrman. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Film Editing. The story is set in the French Revolution and deals with two men who are alike, not only in appearance, but in their love for the same woman.

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Actors & Characters

Ronald Colman Ronald Colman
Elizabeth Allan Elizabeth Allan
Edna May Oliver Edna May Oliver
H. B. Warner H. B. Warner
Tully Marshall Tully Marshall
Blanche Yurka Blanche Yurka
Reginald Owen Reginald Owen
Edward E. Clive Edward E. Clive
Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone Marquis St. Evrémonde Marquis St. Evrémonde
Robert Warwick Robert Warwick


Oliver T. Marsh Cinematography
Jack Conway Director
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Herbert Stothart Music
David O. Selznick Producer
S. N. Behrman Writer
W.P. Lipscomb Writer