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A Tale of Two Cities (1935) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and Jack Conway and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingConrad A. NervigNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 23, 2017 From 4 Star Films

It’s no surprise that this adaptation begins with that oft-repeated?bit of poetic parallelism. “It was the best of times it was the worst of times” etc. Of course, in its abridged format the opening suggests the universal quality of those iconic words. It was a period very much lik... Read full article


A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 23, 2017 From 4 Star Films

It’s no surprise that this adaptation begins with that oft-repeated?bit of poetic parallelism. “It was the best of times it was the worst of times” etc. Of course, in its abridged format the opening suggests the universal quality of those iconic words. It was a period very much lik... Read full article


A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1980)

By Dan Day Jr. on Apr 22, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

One would assume that after the huge success of STAR WARS, Peter Cushing might have gotten the opportunity to work on any number of enticing projects. But that simply wasn't so. Most of the films Cushing worked on after STAR WARS and before his mid-1980s retirement are either almost impossible to fi... Read full article


A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

By Beatrice on May 4, 2013 From Flickers in Time

A Tale of Two Cities Directed by Jack Conway 1935/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing This is a fairly faithful adaptation of the Dickens novel. ?The evil Marquis St. Evremonde (Basil Rathbone) denounced Dr. Manette and had him imprisoned without trial in the Bastille for 18 years. ?Manette i... Read full article


A Tale of Two Cities (Ralph Thomas, 1958)

By Judy on Dec 18, 2012 From Movie Classics

Dirk Bogarde as Sydney Carton In the UK, the 1958 Rank Organisation adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, starring??Dirk Bogarde, is probably better-remembered than the 1935 MGM version. The 1950s film is the one that’s widely available here (there’s even a special edition DVD), whereas th... Read full article


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[the mercenary troops are marching through Paris]
Jacques 116: How many thousands of these foreign soldiers are they bringing in?
Madame De Farge: It doesn't matter how many; it will do them no good.
The Vengeance: It will do them no good. Ha!
Madame De Farge: The starving people of Paris might wait a long time before rising up to fight French soldiers; but against hired, foreign troops... any day... any hour...
The Vengeance: Any minute!


Barsad: Don't citizen, don't.
Lackey #1: Why?
Barsad: He's going to pay the forfeit. In just a few minutes, it'll be paid. Let him be at peace.


Jarvis Lorry Jr.: My boy, never for a moment did I doubt your innocence.
Sydney Carton: So, Mr. Lorry, respectable men of business may speak to Mr. Darnay in public, now he's acquitted.
Jarvis Lorry Jr.: You have mentioned that before, sir. We men of business must think of the house we serve more than ourselves.
Sydney Carton: Yes, yes. Banking, of course, imposes its own restrictions and silences.
Jarvis Lorry Jr.: And, indeed, sir, I don't know that it is any of your business.
Sydney Carton: Oh, bless you, I have no business.
Jarvis Lorry Jr.: And if you had, sir, perhaps you would attend to it.
Sydney Carton: Lord love you, no I wouldn't!


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This marked the last time that Ronald Colman agreed to shave his trademark mustache for a film.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 12, 1942 with Ronald Colman reprising his film role.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 18, 1946 with Ronald Colman reprising his film role.
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