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Basics Critics:86Viewers:71Rusty:77
Category: Bio/History, DramaNotable as: Action/Adventure, AdaptationSub-Category: Black-and-white, Costume drama, Political drama, Epic film, Action Film, Action/Adventure, DramaNarrative location: London, ParisRuntime: 120 - 126 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Jack Conway, Robert Zigler LeonardScreenwriter: S. N. Behrman, W. P. Lipscomb, Charles DickensBased on: A Tale of Two CitiesMusic: Herbert StothartCinematography: Oliver T. MarshStars: Ronald Colman, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Fritz Leiber Senior, Elizabeth Allan, Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka, Henry Brazeale Walthall Producer: David O. SelznickAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Conrad A. Nervig)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

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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