A Tale of Two Cities Poster

Release Date: 1935

DVD Release Date: October 10th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
This adaptation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens finds courageous British lawyer Sydney Carton (Ronald Colman) defending French aristocrat Charles Darnay (Donald Woods) from false accusations of treason against England. Carton also becomes enamored of Darnay's beautiful bride-to-be, Lucie (Elizabeth Allan), but she and Darnay marry and begin to raise a family in France. Then, when Darnay falls into the hands of French revolutionaries, Carton once again comes to his rescue.

Cast: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Blanche Yurka, Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Henry B. Walthall, Donald Woods

Director: Jack Conway

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Friendship, Forbidden love, Passionate, Rescue, Emotional, Melodramatic, England, Love triangle, Love, France, London, Quest

Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Production